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EU transition updates

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. We are now in the transition period until the end of the year.

Throughout this period the government will be forging new partnerships with the EU and the rest of the world. This could lead to new arrangements for trade, travel and business.

Food and agriculture EU trade

During the transition period, UK businesses will be able to trade food and agricultural goods with the EU on the same terms as they did before the transition period.

If you have any specific queries, please email

DEFRA e-alert system

You can sign up to DEFRA's notification system to receive policy changes relevant to you during the transition period.

Intellectual Property Office

The intellectual Property Office has published information on trade marks, designs, patents, copyright, and exhaustion of IP rights during the transition period.