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Latest Update

Important updates and information for truck drivers:

Review & Update

As of 1 January 2021, the UK is outside the EU Single Market and Customs Union.

While a Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and UK is in place, the seamless EU-UK trade that existed before 1 January 2021 has ended. Traders must now adapt to these new conditions. The resources available on this website will help you get started, and further Government assistance and support is available to help businesses to meet the new requirements and to have the necessary procedures in place.

All companies, big and small, moving goods to, from, or through the UK, excluding Northern Ireland need to review and update their procedures.Further details are available in the Government’s Brexit Readiness Action Plan , published in September 2020.

North South Trade

The Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland, which forms part of the Withdrawal Agreement agreed between the EU and the UK in 2019, means that no new procedures will apply to goods moving between Northern Ireland and Ireland (and the other Member States of the European Union).

Is Your Business Ready for Post-Brexit Trading?

Check these six steps to ensure you have made the necessary changes. If you have not, you need to take action today.

Before you start, we recommend that you download the Brexit Readiness Checklist to track the changes you have made or highlight areas that you need to take action on.

Six Steps to Brexit Readiness

Brexit - if you need to call

As a result of the UK leaving the EU, major changes came into effect on 1 January. Substantial advice is available at Brexit. Are you ready? gov.ie. For situations requiring urgent and immediate assistance, Government departments and agencies have put in place a number of resources to assist businesses and citizens for the critical days ahead. Contact details for some of the key services are here and here .