- Consumer goods sector: end of transition period guidance – Information for the consumer goods sector on preparing for the end of the transition period.
- Letter to the consumer goods sector about actions to take from 1 January 2021 – Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to the consumer goods sector about actions they need to take from 1 January 2021.
- Submit a cosmetic product notification – How to submit a cosmetic product notification to the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS).
- Variations to Marketing Authorisations (MAs) – How the MHRA processes variations to Marketing Authorisations (MAs)
- New guidance and information for industry from the MHRA – Guidance for industry and organisations to follow from 1 January 2021.
- Reporting requirements for medicine shortages and discontinuations – Guidelines to help mitigate and manage medicines shortages.
- Clinical trials for medicines: apply for authorisation in the UK – How to apply for a clinical trial including eligibility, phases, model IMPDs, costs and how to make changes to your application.
- Supplying authorised medicines to Northern Ireland – What you need to do to supply authorised medicines from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.
- Regulating medical devices in the UK – What you need to do to place a medical device on the Great Britain, Northern Ireland and European Union (EU) markets.
Hauliers and commercial drivers are on the very frontline when it comes to the UK’s new trading relationship with the EU. The below resources give guidance on the documents, licences and permits now needed by hauliers and drivers, and their cross-border responsibilities when moving goods.
- Transporting goods from the UK to the EU – Comprehensive guidance document for hauliers and commercial drivers covering many aspects of the documentation, permits and standards required for the cross-border movement of goods.
- Crossing the border (HGV drivers) – Guidance for HGV drivers on requirements for crossing the border at the Port of Dover or via the Eurotunnel. Information given on requirements to gain a Kent Access Permit. Drivers can also apply for a Kent Access permit from this page.
- International road haulage – Detailed guidance on carrying out international road haulage as a UK goods vehicle operator
- Haulier advice and testing sites – Information on where hauliers can get COVID-19 tests and a downloadable map of haulier advice sites across the UK for documentation and permit checking.
- Goods Vehicle Movement Service Registration – Advice on registering with the Goods Vehicle Movement Service. Registration is needed with the service to get your goods through customs.
- Goods movement reference – Information on obtaining a goods movement reference.
- Getting vehicle documentation ready – Guidance on getting vehicle documentation ready for international road haulage
- Getting driver documentation ready – Guidance on getting driver documentation ready for international road haulage
Additional sources of information
It’s vital that UK manufacturers know how to place their goods on the EU market, as well as understanding the new regulations around marking, labelling and marketing standards relating to products. See some guidance and resources below.
- Placing manufactured goods on the EU market – Information on what you need to do depending on the types of goods you’re placing on the EU market
- Placing manufactured goods on the market in Northern Ireland – How to comply with regulations when placing manufactured goods on the Northern Ireland market.
- Marking, labelling and marketing standards for imports and exports – Standards you must follow to import and export food, plant seeds and manufactured goods.
- Rules of origin for goods moving between the UK and EU – The most important provisions that your business needs to understand and comply with, under the UK’s deal with the EU.
- Report CO2 emissions for new cars and vans – How vehicle manufacturers should report CO2 emissions for their vehicles.
- Using the UKCA marking – Find out if you need to use the UKCA marking and how to use it.
- ECMT international road haulage permits – Permits to travel to or through European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) member countries, and the rules you have to follow.
Liverpool City Region is a major player in the UK’s international shipping network. It’s vital that regional shipping businesses align operations with new EU rules.
Below are a number of resources that give guidance on the rules and tariffs affecting UK shipping operators.
- Exemption from Maritime Security Notifications – Information on Maritime Security Notifications and the actions to take for shipping companies based on their operations when dealing with EU ports
- Seafarer Certificates of Competency ¬- Provides guidance on Seafarer Certificates of Competency requirements between UK and EU
Also see our Import and Export guidance links by clicking here
Additional sources of information
- UK marine equipment approval – Information relating to marine equipment approval database for UK suppliers
- Guidance on marine equipment procedures and conformity – Information on conformity assessment and acceptance of marine equipment for UK ships
- Maritime UK
- UK Chamber of Shipping
- Maritime and Coastguard Agency
If your business is operating in the travel and tourism industry, you need to be aware of rules and regulations which may impact your customers when travelling abroad or to the EU.
- Passenger travel to the EU by air, rail or sea – Travel and passenger rights and the measures in place to minimise disruption.
- Foreign travel insurance – Wherever you’re travelling, it’s important to take out appropriate travel insurance before you go.
- Passport rules for travel to Europe – Find out if you need to renew your passport before you travel to Europe and which countries the new rules apply to.
- Common Travel Area: rights of UK and Irish citizens – Information for UK and Irish citizens on their rights under the Common Travel Area arrangements (CTA).
- Healthcare for UK nationals visiting the EU – How to get state healthcare when you’re on holiday or travelling to a country in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.
- Letter to the tourism and hospitality sector about actions to take from 1 January 2021 – Information detailing key advice for the tourism sector.
- The tourism sector and the EU – Key guidance for the tourism sector on working with the EU.
- Running international bus or coach services and tours – What UK bus and coach operators need to do to provide services, tours, holidays and trips into Europe and other countries.
Businesses working in hospitality need to be made aware of new food and drink standards, the regulations around importing and/or exporting animal products and what your business needs to do to work with the EU.
- Food and drink businesses: working with the EU – What you need to do as a food and drink business to work with the EU.
- Import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS) – Use IPAFFS to notify about imports of live animals, animal products and high risk food and feed not of animal origin into Great Britain.
- The Food and Drink (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 – These regulations make minor amendments to retained EU legislation on food information rules and wine.
- Great Britain nutrition and health claims (NHC) register – Register of nutrition and health claims that may be made in commercial communications in Great Britain.