Prepare for Brexit


Scotland’s enterprise and skills agencies are urging all businesses in Scotland to continue to actively prepare for changes taking place in January 2021 following the EU transition (Brexit) period. Up-to-date advice and support will be available on this website.

Act now to ensure your business and supply chain can adapt to the changing business environment


Trader Support Service: get business support for the changes to Northern Ireland trade from 1 January 2021 (October 2020)

New guidance for food and drink producers with ‘geographical indication’ (September 2020)

UK and Japan sign free trade agreement (September 2020)

How to import and export goods between GB and EU from January 2021 (September 2020)

What you need to do to comply with regulations on manufactured goods you place on the GB market from 1 January 2021 (September 2020)

From 1 January 2021, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) will be the UK’s standalone medicines and medical devices regulator. Read full guidance (September 2020)

The UK Border Operating Model explains the UK's post transition border arrangements (July 2020)

UK Government has released its plans for UK Global Tariffs post-Brexit (May 2020)

Aberdeen Harbour


What does the Brexit transition period mean for your business?

Find out what will happen during and after the transition period and how your business can adapt to change.


No time to spare?

Despite ongoing uncertainty, there are quick essential actions that your business should be taking now to ensure you're in the strongest position possible to adapt quickly and thrive. 


Final opportunity to apply for recruitment, training and IT grants

If your business completes customs declarations you can apply for funding towards recruitment, training and IT costs.

“This is an excellent website that my clients will find very useful. As well as being easy to access, it also suggests points for action which are tailored towards specific business needs. This is extremely helpful as it provides direction for business in the face of continued uncertainty and a much needed prompt for businesses in Scotland to prepare for Brexit.”

Jamie Kerr, Partner at Burness Paull LLP

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