Brexit: trade agreement and new partnership
Since Brexit, there is no longer free movement of people and goods between the EU and the UK. The EU and the UK have reached a trade agreement on a new partnership. This means there are new rules for travelling and doing business. Read about the key points of the trade agreement. The full text of the trade agreement can be found on the EU website.
Since 1 January 2021 there have been revised customs procedures between the EU and the UK. From 1 January 2022, customs requirements have become more stringent. The Border Target Operating Model explains how the UK government is gradually introducing the new import rules and border controls.
Prepare your shipments carefully. That way, you can avoid delays. Also consider if you will be handling the administration for Dutch Customs yourself, or if you will be outsourcing. Always arrange the following matters:
- An EORI number. This is the identification number for your company.
- Make sure that you can file your declaration in the Dutch Customs system.
- Arrange the necessary import and export documents in time.
Stay up to date with British customs procedures with the Border Target Operating Model.
Business aspects & sector information
Learn more about international business on Business.gov.nl.
Stay informed about doing business with the UK
There are still several platforms offering the latest information on Brexit and doing business with the United Kingdom.
Statistics: import and export of goods
Value of goods imported to the Netherlands from the United Kingdom and of goods exported from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom.