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Moving goods into or out of Northern Ireland

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Moving goods into or out of Northern Ireland
The UK left the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union on 31 December 2020.
From 1 January 2021, the ‘Northern Ireland Protocol’ took effect and now customs declarations as well as safety and security declarations are needed for goods moving from GB to NI.

Our comprehensive new one-day training course will evaluate trading arrangements for goods movements into and out of Northern Ireland. The implications of trading arrangements arising from the Northern Ireland Protocol and trade in 2021 are evaluated in terms of trade between Northern Ireland and either Great Britain, the European Union or the Rest of the World.

Topics Covered:


  • The NI Protocol
  • Why are there changes?
  • How do the changes impact businesses in Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the European Union?

Moving goods from GB to NI

  • What has changed and how will this affect my business
  • Preparing to import & EORI number requirements
  • Documentation requirements
  • Entry Summary Declarations (ENS)
  • NI Import customs declaration procedures
  • Moving Sanitary/Phytosanitary (SPS) goods
  • Use of Customs Declaration Service (CDS)
  • Payment of import duty

Moving goods from NI to GB

  • Trade procedures that apply
  • Qualifying goods concept
  • Customs requirements for goods subject to international obligations & goods under duty suspension
  • Moving goods via Ireland

Moving goods between NI and the EU

  • Trade procedures that apply
  • Moving goods via Great Britain under Transit procedures
  • Moving goods between NI and the Rest of the World
  • Trade procedures that apply
  • Payment of duty
  • UK free trade agreements

Product Regulation

  • What is required in a post transition world?
  • Product labelling
  • Conformity assessments and conformity declarations
  • Wood packaging (ISPM15)

Next Available Dates:

6 April 2021

14 April 2021

Please note, due to COVID-19, courses are being delivered via virtual classroom.

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