The End of the EU Transition Period

End of Transition Action Plan 2020

Food & Drink Wales Information 

You are responsible for checking and acting on relevant information but we want to support you by signposting to sources of useful information and guidance. 

What can you do now to get ready to trade with the EU from 1 January 2021?

Get a GB EORI number

You will need an EORI number to complete customs declarations. You can register for free by going to

Decide how you’re going to make customs declarations

Customs agents, freight forwarders and express operators can help you with declarations and ensure you’re providing the necessary information. For more information, click here 

See if your imported goods are eligible for staged controls

Most traders with a good compliance record will be able to defer import declarations on most goods for up to 6 months after 1 January 2021. For more information, click here

If you move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, you can sign up to use the free Trader Support Service (TSS)

Supporting you

Visit the dedicated web page ‘Preparing your food and drink business for 1 January 2021’ on Gov.UK, where you can find all the latest transition information in one place.

In this time of increased stress on the food supply chain, Food Innovation Wales has opened regional helplines

Consider joining a Welsh Government Cluster Group

Find out about food labelling

Read more advice from HMRC on action you can take now to prepare your business.

The UK left the EU on the 31st January 2020.  There is now a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements.

The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period and new rules will take effect on 1 January 2021.

Monmouthshire County Council will continue to work closely with our public sector partners and other organisations across Wales to put in place plans to protect the smooth running of our services.

In order to prepare please subscribe to email updates about any additional arrangements in order to get ready for new rules in 2021.  Please visit

Want to find out more?

Further information from other partners and Welsh Government can be found on the welsh government web site –