Trading in drug precursors from 1 January 2021

How trading in drug precursor chemicals will be affected from 2021.

New rules for January 2021

The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year.

This page tells you what you'll need to do from 1 January 2021. It will be updated if anything changes.

You can also read about the transition period.



You’ll need to apply for an import and/or export licence when trading with EU countries in certain categories of drug precursor chemicals from 1 January 2021.

Current rules for trading in these chemicals with countries outside the EU will apply to trade with the EU.

Published 14 October 2020