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ECA's Brexit Guidance

On 1 January 2021 – and more than three years after the national referendum that initiated Brexit - the UK completes its transition from Membership of the European Union.

The following information – for ECA Members only – signposts and provides information and advice that may help Members manage the forthcoming transition from the EU,
and the situation in the months to follow.


ECA’s Brexit Briefing - 2019


In March 2019 ECA held a major ‘Brexit Briefing’ with BEIS on the commercial implications of the UK leaving the EU. This included useful information on contractual clauses. The briefing can be accessed - here.

ECA continues to work with Government Departments and other industry-leading bodies, to help our sector be as ready as possible for January 2021 and beyond, notably in the event of a possible ‘No Deal’ scenario.

Brexit guidance

Key Topics

Employment & Skills

Employment and Skills - key links & information:

Commercial & Contractual

Import, export and product availability

Import and export of goods

From 1 January 2021 the process for importing and exporting goods will change. Government guidance on what you need to do to continue is at: Further Advice:

Technical Standards (including product safety)

Technical Standards (including product safety):

Government and other authoritative information and advice

​​Further external resources to help you plan for transition:


ECA Group Companies & Brands: