Guidance

How to import and export goods between Great Britain and the EU from 1 January 2021

Information for traders on importing and exporting goods between Great Britain and the EU after 1 January 2021.

Documents

How to import goods from the EU into GB from January 2021

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How to export goods from GB into the EU from January 2021

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From 1 January 2021, the process of importing and exporting goods between Great Britain and the EU will change.

If you trade with the EU, the 2 documents on this page will help you prepare for these changes so you can continue to trade.

Whether you’re completing the customs declarations yourself or have an intermediary to do it for you, these guides will take you through each step and set out your options.

The documents set out the information in the form of a ‘journey’, so that you can clearly see every step you need to take to ensure that your goods are transported successfully.

Published 13 July 2020
Last updated 16 October 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated to remove references to Intrastat declarations for exports. You do not have to submit Intrastat declarations for goods exported from Great Britain to the EU.

  2. Added Welsh translation of the page and documents

  3. First published.