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Exit from the EU

Exit from the EU

Exit from the EU

The following information is provided to assist North Tyneside businesses with the UK’s Exit from the EU

The UK left the European Union on 31st January 2020. We are now in a transition period until the end of 2020. During this time the UK and EU will negotiate additional arrangements.

The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period. There will be new rules for living, working, travelling and doing business in the UK and EU from 1 January 2021.

Businesses need to plan for Brexit and implement new procedures with the following activities most likely to be affected:

  • Importing goods
  • Exporting goods
  • Selling to customers who export
  • Sending staff to the EU to do business
  • Employing EU staff

Further details are available on the Make Sure You’re Ready government website.

To find out about:

  • general Government Guidance
  • short Survey
  • enquiry Form
  • DIT Webinars (and recordings of previous Webinars)
  • attend webinars hosted by BEIS, DEFRA and HMRC

Central government has also introduced a Brexit imports and exports helpline to offer information about importing and exporting goods after Brexit.

Call the helpline to find out about:

  • customs declarations and procedures
  • duties and tariffs
  • importing and exporting different goods
  • transporting goods to and from the EU
  • product safety regulations

Telephone: 0300 3301 331

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

Local Department for International Trade (DIT) International Trade Adviser

 Call the North East Hotline on 0345 136 0169 or use the link below


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North East England Chamber of Commerce (Local DIT Delivery Partner) Contact


Transition Period Enquiry Service

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

The North East Growth Hub

The North East Growth Hub has prepared advice, guidance and funding information in order to prepare businesses for Brexit 

The Growth Hub Connectors are also available to talk through any Brexit issues.

Book an appointment http://www.northeastgrowthhub.co.uk/connect

or call 0191 561 5468

General Business advice for Brexit 

Vanessa Murphy 0191 643 6401 |[email protected]

David Cunningham 0191 643 6406 |[email protected]



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