Published: 10 May 2021  (Updated: 07 July 2021)

IMPORTANT – CTPA Guide on post-Brexit Trade

CTPA has made available the ‘CTPA Guide on Post‐Brexit Trade: Great Britain, Northern Ireland & the European Union’, developed in close collaboration with the UK Government Department Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) and others.

The guide is available for both members and non-members of CTPA.  The purpose of this guide is to set out the information on what is necessary to continue to trade effectively between GB/NI and EU, helping businesses navigate any obstacles to trade, and identify potential opportunities. It seeks to help companies gain a thorough and practical understanding of the changes that occurred as a consequence of the UK leaving the EU, from both a regulatory and trade perspective.  Some of the topics covered by the guide are listed below and are outlined in principles but also through practical case studies:

  • distributors becoming importers;
  • the mandate under the EU Cosmetics Regulation;
  • trading with Northern Ireland;
  • EU Member States Customs entry requirements;
  • online selling;
  • rules of origin;
  • and more.

All companies trading between Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the EU are strongly advised to consult this guide and become familiar with the changes brought on by the UK leaving the EU, and their proposed solutions.

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