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Brexit Update

Further information on Brexit related requirements, advice and support for individuals and businesses is available on gov.ie.

Brexit & Business

The UK left the EU on Friday 31 January 2020 on the terms set out in the Withdrawal Agreement, including the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.

On 24 December 2020, the EU and UK negotiating teams reached agreement on a Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which came into effect on 1 January 2021. The Agreement provides for tariff-free, quota-free trade and for sectoral cooperation in a number of important areas. 

It is important to note that even with the Trade and Cooperation Agreement in place, Brexit has fundamentally changed the EU’s relationship with the UK. The UK is now outside the EU Single Market and Customs Union. This means that any business, regardless of size, who moves goods from, to or through Great Britain is now subject to a range of new customs formalities and other regulatory requirements. Further information is available at gov.ie/brexit.