Guidance

Sign up for the Trader Support Service

If you move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland the Trader Support Service will guide you through any changes due to the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

The Northern Ireland Protocol comes into force on 1 January 2021.

There will be changes to the way goods move between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. You should act now to get your business ready for these changes. If you are not ready, you may not be able to move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021.

An easy way to get ready is to sign up for the free Trader Support Service which:

  • will help if you move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or bring goods into Northern Ireland from outside the UK
  • is free to use and will guide you through any changes to the way goods move between Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • can complete declarations on your behalf

It can help if you:

  • are moving the goods yourself
  • act on behalf of someone
  • send parcels between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or bring parcels into Northern Ireland from outside the UK

Sign up before 23 November 2020 to make sure your business gets a registration number that you’ll need to move goods from 1 January 2021.

Sign up now using the Trader Support Service website.

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Published 11 June 2020
Last updated 28 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. You can now sign up for the Trader Support Service.

  2. Information has been updated about how you can register an interest in the Trader Support Service.

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