Latest Brexit news

Revenue publish latest news on the news section of the website. This page shows Brexit news that has been published recently:

17 July 2019

Brexit Preparedness Checklist

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation recently developed a Brexit Preparedness Checklist. This checklist identifies the essential actions that businesses can take in advance of 31 October to ensure that they will still be able to trade with the UK after it leaves the EU. 

31 May 2019

Latest on the UK Brexit Date

The European Council and the United Kingdom (UK) have agreed to a flexible extension of Article 50 until 31 October 2019. This means that Irish businesses have additional time to prepare for the UK leaving the European Union (EU). Please see Planning for Brexit - some essentials for guidance and advice on preparing for trade with the UK post-Brexit.


If the UK ratifies the Withdrawal Agreement before 31 October 2019, it will formally leave the EU. It will leave on the first day of the following month.

If the Withdrawal Agreement comes into effect a transition period will commence. The UK will continue to be treated as if it were a full EU Member State until the end of that transition period. The transition period will last until 31 December 2020 or may be extend up to 31 December 2022 if agreed by the EU and the UK.

It is important that businesses are aware of the impact Brexit will have on them. You will find further information on these impacts in Customs implications of trading with the UK.

11 April 2019

Extension of Article 50 deadline

The European Council and the United Kingdom (UK) agreed an extension of Article 50 until 31 October 2019. This means that Irish businesses have additional time to prepare for the UK leaving the European Union (EU).

13 March 2019

European Commission no deal guidance notes

The European Commission has issued the following guidance notes on customs procedures and excise movements in case of a no-deal Brexit as follows:

1 February 2019

An update of the Government's Contingency Action Plan is now available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's website. This plan includes some of the key sectoral developments since the Plan was published on 19 December 2018.

7 December 2018

A customs insights course

Enterprise Ireland have developed an online course entitled 'Brexit: Customs Insights course'. The course helps businesses understand the key customs concepts, documentation and processes required to move goods from, to and through the UK.

You can register for the Customs Insights course on the Enterprise Ireland website.