How trade would operate for the island of Ireland was one of the biggest hurdles to clear during the Brexit negotiations. The result is the Northern Ireland Protocol, which forms part of the Withdrawal Agreement and takes into account the special circumstances of the region.

Northern Ireland will remain part of the UK’s customs territory, and will benefit in full from any free trade agreements the UK signs with other countries. The EU’s Union Customs Code will apply to Northern Ireland shipments to/from EU27 countries, meaning no clearance, tariffs or restrictions on trade in either direction.

Goods shipped from Great Britain to Northern Ireland will be subject to customs declarations but will be tariff free, unless they are deemed to be ‘at risk’ of ending up in the EU. In this case, EU tariffs will apply although the UK authorities can reimburse businesses if the goods are proven to have stayed in Northern Ireland.

In this half days Training we will look at the variations implications from the above on how you trade in goods to the North of Ireland and what procedures you need to put in place.

Key topics and outcomes will be:

  • Complexities
  • UK Trader Scheme
  • Trader Support Services
  • Pre Clearance
  • VAT
  • Customer collection procedures
  • Supplier delivery procedures
  • GVMA
  • Restrictions and checks
  • Haulier requirements
  • Trader requirements


The course is designed for; Shipping, Accounts, Purchasing/Buyers, Freight Forwarders and Goods Inward staff.

Does the course date/time/location not work for your organisation? We’re flexible, contact us about bringing the training to your facility at a time and date that is most convenient to you!

(this, and all our international trade courses/consultancy are currently eligible for a 50% discount through funding – click here to apply for the funding).

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09:30 - 12:30


1 Lockheed Court
Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool
Lancashire, FY4 2RN

To book your appointment please contact the Chamber on:

01772 653 000

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