January 14, 2021
The UK officially exited the European Union at 2300Hrs GMT December 31st 2020. A trade deal was reached on December 24th, which facilitated tariff and quota free trade between the European Union and Great Britain.
Northern Ireland remains within the European Union single market and regularity check have been introduced between the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. These checks have been put in place to protect the European Union internal market and to ensure the Ireland and Northern Ireland border remains open and free moving in accordance with the Good Friday Agreement.
Shipments moving between the United Kingdom and the European Union require additional documentation. Latest indications demonstrate that many hauliers and traders have experienced difficulty with the new documents and the procedures required for border crossings, typical considerations include: