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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.


Updates from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UK Global Tariff (UKGT) from 1 January 2021

The UK Government has published the UK’s new Most Favoured Nation tariff regime, called the UK Global Tariff (UKGT).  This will replace the current EU’s Common External Tariff from 1 January 2021.  UKGT will apply to goods exported from countries with which the UK does not have a preferential agreement.  Further details can be found in a summary of the publication here.

Use this service to check if the UK Global Tariff that will apply to goods you import from 1 January 2021. You can also check the difference between what you pay now and what you’ll pay from 1 January 2021.

Northern Ireland Protocol

UK Government has published its approach to implementing the Northern Ireland Protocol, as part of meeting in full, its obligations under the Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union.

The command paper outlines how the Protocol can be implemented in a pragmatic, proportionate way: one that protects the interests of the people and economy of Northern Ireland, recognises Northern Ireland’s integral place in the United Kingdom and its internal market, provides appropriate protection for the EU Single Market, and respects the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland.  

See other updates from BEIS here:


Previous Announcements and Information

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