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UK Exit from EU: Guidance and Resources

Following its departure from the EU on 31 January 2020 the UK is now in a transition period until the end of 2020, while the UK negotiates a free trade agreement with the EU, and also determines trade arrangements with the rest of the world.

The MIA is representing the motorsport industry, participating in relevant government and industry forums, and having direct channels of communication with key government departments such as the Department for International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Raise your concerns through the MIA

The MIA is making the UK Government aware of specific issues concerning the motorsport and high performance engineering industry. Please tell us your concerns so that we can discuss these with Government on your behalf. Please do so by email to or call the MIA office on 02476 692600.

Get ready! 

This link provides a list of actions you can do now that do not depend on negotiations. Your business should start taking steps now to prepare for 1 January 2021. The link also provides all transition period information and the opportunity for you to sign up to email alerts about the transition period.

Check How to Export Goods

The Department for International Trade has launched ‘Check How to Export Goods’, a new digital tool to help UK businesses trade with over 160 markets around the world. The free tool will help you easily find and understand what is needed to export goods internationally. It provides product-specific and country-specific information on tariffs, regulations, the UK border and other topics all in one place. It will be updated regularly to reflect any changes to trading arrangements.

Employing EU citizens in the UK

The Home Office has updated information for employers on employing EU, EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK, covering right to work checks, the EU Settlement Scheme and the UK’s new immigration system.

Have your say

The UK Government is requesting your input through formal public consultations. Please follow the links below to participate:

UK Global Tariff Consultation

The UK Government has launched a consultation on the UK’s independent tariff policy to apply from 1 January 2021. The consultation offers respondents the opportunity to provide:

- views on changes to the Common External Tariff to create a bespoke UK tariff regime; 
- specific feedback on individual products or commodity codes of importance to them, including on the corresponding tariff rate;
- information on their interactions with MFN tariffs and the importance of tariffs to their sectors.

The consultation closed on 5 March 2020. If you would still like to provide feedback on the UK Global Tariff Consultation please let us know and we will feed this through to Government.

Freeports Consultation

On 10th February 2020, a public consultation on Freeports policy was launched. It will last for ten weeks.
It is proposed that up to 10 Freeports will be introduced across the UK, which will be national hubs for trade, innovation and commerce. The Government’s aim is for Freeports to attract new businesses, jobs, investment and opportunity. Consultation closes 20 April 2020.

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