Northern Ireland Office publishes Brexit readiness checklists for businesses ​

Dec 01, 2020

The Northern Ireland Office in conjunction with NIBusinessInfo.co.uk has published a checklist for businesses in Northern Ireland to help them prepare for 1 January 2021. "Brexit Transition: Actions Northern Ireland businesses can take now" provides a list of 10 actions that Northern Ireland businesses should take now, regardless of the outcome of discussions with the EU. These include:

  • conducting a risk assessment to establish where changes will be needed
  • registering for the Trader Support Service
  • acquiring an EORI number
  • finding out the commodity code for goods you buy or sell
  • practical steps around communicating with hauliers, business partners and suppliers
  • making a list of all the data flows into and out of the business, and
  • considering the impact of Brexit on people movement.