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Brexit: Government Help & Advice - UK Transition: Key updates

BPT Toolkit
The Business Partnerships Team has produced a toolkit to help businesses take action and encourage others in their sectors and supply chains to do so as well.

You can do this by sharing key messages on social media and any other internal channels you feel are appropriate. You can also share your experiences with us in the form of a case study.

The toolkit can be dowloaded here

Webinars and videos

A collection of webinars for businesses that trade with the EU can be accessed here

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has also published a series of short, on-demand videos covering 18 topics, including importing and exporting, rules of origin, audit and accounting.

Register now to immediately access the video content.

The following live webinars are taking place this week:

  • Exporting: Actions you need to take now - Friday 29 January - register here.  
  • Importing: What you need to know about Staged Controls - Thursday 28 January - register here.  

New and updated guidance on

UPDATED: Precursor chemicals wallchart for domestic licensing: ​​​​​​Guidance on domestic licensing requirements has been updated. The domestic licensing wallchart has been updated to reflect changes to legislation since the UK left the EU. For more information, click here.

Life Sciences
UPDATED: Guidance on handing of Decentralised and Mutual Recognition Procedures which are approved or pending: Guidance has been updated to clarify that UK national MA applications can be submitted irrespective of applications for the same product in EU and clarification of options for ongoing procedures that were not completed by 31 December 2020. For more information, click here.  

Food and Drink
UPDATED: How to export wild caught marine fishery products to the EU from 1 January 2021: The ‘One Stop Shop’ guidance document has been updated to the most recent version. For more information, click here.  

NEW: New financial support for the UK’s fishing businesses that export to the EU: £23 million has been made available to support businesses in the sector who have been affected by the Covid pandemic and adjusting to new export requirements. For more information, click here.  

NEW: Run international bus or coach services and tours: Guidance has been issued explain what UK bus and coach operators need  to provide services, tours, holidays and trips into Europe and other countries. For more information, click here

Northern Ireland
UPDATED: Claim a waiver for duty on goods that you bring to Northern Ireland from Great Britain: Guidance has been updated with a new section on what to do if you exceed your allowance. For more information, click here.  

Intellectual Property
UPDATED: Changes to international trademarks registrations after 1 January 2021: Guidance has been updated with comparable UK trademarks. For more information, click here.  

Moving Goods
UPDATED: Check which international road haulage permits you need: Guidance designed to help you find out which licences and permits you need to operate vehicles with a gross vehicle weight above 3.5 tonnes on international journeys from the UK has been updated. Serbia has been removed from the list of countries you can get a bilateral road haulage permit for. You can still apply for an European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permit for journeys to Serbia. For more information, click here.  

UPDATED: European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) international road haulage permits: The ‘check if you need ECMT permits’ guidance has been updated to provide clarification about when you need ECMT permits and what other options there are for other types of permits. For more information, click here.  

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