Northern Ireland Specific Guidance and Protocol

UPDATED: Trading and moving goods in and out of Northern Ireland: Guidance has been updated to include information about bringing goods into Northern Ireland from Great Britain and from outside the EU; how you can check how to claim preferential rates of duty; moving qualifying goods between Northern Ireland and Great Britain through Ireland; moving personal goods in your baggage; sending or receiving goods in parcels and moving cash. For more information, click here.

UPDATED: Using CHIEF for declaring goods into or out of Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021: EORI number guidance has been added for Northern Ireland traders using CHIEF. For more information, click here.

UPDATED: Check if you can declare goods you bring into Northern Ireland not ‘at risk’ of moving into the EU from 1 January 2021: Information has been updated about how to check that goods brought into Northern Ireland from Great Britain are not ‘at risk', when your goods are not ‘at risk’ due to the applicable tariffs and what supporting evidence you’ll need to declare your goods not ‘at risk’. For more information, click here.

UPDATED: Claim a waiver for duty on goods that you bring to Northern Ireland from Great Britain: Guidance has been updated with information updated about how often you will need to fill in the customs duty waivers form, after you have made your first claim. For more information, click here.From 1 January 2021, the Northern Ireland Protocol will take effect. Businesses and individuals will be able to move goods from Northern Ireland into the rest of the United Kingdom on the same basis as now. However, the application of the Protocol will involve some changes for goods movements into Northern Ireland.



✓ Follow NI specific rules for trading between GB and Northern Ireland.
There will be some changes for goods movements into Northern Ireland from Great Britain. The new Trader Support Service is available to support businesses with these movements.

The free Trader Support Service:

  • will help if you move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or bring goods into Northern Ireland from outside the UK
  • will be free to use and guide you through any changes to the way goods move between Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • can complete declarations on your behalf

Processes for Northern Ireland businesses moving goods to and from the European Union (including Ireland) will not change after the Transition Period.
More information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/trader-support-service and https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/moving-goods-under-the-northern-ireland-protocol.