Manufacturing NI are hosting a webinar on the Trader Support System, which will outline the new process of moving goods once the UK has left the EU on 29th October at 3pm.

Did you know that there will be new processes for moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland once the UK transition period ends on the 31st December 2020, and the UK has officially left the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union?


From 1 January 2021, the ‘Northern Ireland Protocol’ will take effect to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, whilst ensuring the UK, including Northern Ireland, can leave the EU as a whole.

The Protocol means that UK authorities apply EU customs rules to goods entering Northern Ireland. This means that from 1 January 2021 electronic import declarations as well as safety and security declarations will be required for goods moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.

HM Government have launched a new, free support service for firms involved in the movement of goods to Northern Ireland, to help them adapt to the new processes.

If your organisation moves goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, then the new Trader Support Service (TSS) is here to help you prepare to ensure that your goods continue to move smoothly from 1 January 2021.

The manufacturing sector will be affected by the changes brought about by the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol on 1 January, 2021. Manufacturers, and their eco-system of suppliers should be preparing for the new reality of trade across the GB-NI boundary.

The Service provides a digital-first solution to support new declarations procedures for goods originating in Great Britain and moving to Northern Ireland, using information provided by traders and carriers.

You are invited to attend a three-part workshop to help you to understand:

  • What the Northern Ireland Protocol means for your business
  • How to prepare for the changes that result from the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol
  • What the Trader Support Service does, and how it will work as a customs intermediary service for NI trade
  • What you need to do to be ready to keep your goods moving from 1st January 2021.

Sign up here for the first workshop where you will learn about the Northern Ireland Protocol and what it means for your business. We will also take you through an introduction to the Trader Support Service and answer some of your questions.

Look out for the second workshop coming in November where we will go through the TSS operation in more detail and answer more of your questions. By signing up to the first workshop you will automatically see an invitation to this