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31 January 2020

Brexit withdrawal agreement

The European Parliament and the United Kingdom (UK) (Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (NI)) have ratified the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, including a revised Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland.  

From 11 pm on Friday, 31 January 2020 the UK (Great Britain and Northern Ireland) is formally no longer a member of the European Union (EU). However, the Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period until 31 December 2020. During this period the UK (Great Britain and Northern Ireland) will continue, for the purposes of the movement of goods, services, and people, as if it were a full EU Member State. The transition period may be extended by agreement beyond that date.

Irish businesses are strongly encouraged to prepare for Brexit. Please see Planning for Brexit - some essentials for guidance and advice on preparing for trade with Great Britain (UK excluding Northern Ireland) following the transition period.