Welcome to the EU Exit Food Hub

Welcome To EU Exit Food Hub

Updated 30 December 2020

Subject to ratification, the UK and the EU have now concluded a Trade and Cooperation Agreement which will enter a period of provisional application from 1 January 2021.

Under this Agreement, both sides will continue to trade with each other without either tariffs or quotas, provided products comply with the Rules of Origin set out in the agreement.  But new customs, border and immigration rules will come into immediate effect, subject to some phasing-in on the UK side as set out in the Government’s Border Operating Model. Imports into the UK from the rest of the world will also be subject to the UK’s new Global Tariff, unless covered by another existing Trade Agreement.


This site aims to provide a central source of information for agri-food businesses, drawn from official UK and EU guidance on what these new arrangements will mean.

It is run by a range of food industry partner organisations (listed below) on a voluntary and collaborative basis (see also our Terms and Conditions for Use). The material it contains, including lists of Frequently Asked Questions) will be updated as further detail of the Agreement becomes clear.

Separate provisions apply to trade with Northern Ireland under arrangements agreed by the Joint Committee on implementation of the Protocol to the Withdrawal Agreement confirming the UK’s formal departure from the EU with effect from 31 January 2020.

Comments and feedback are always welcome – to feedback@euexitfoodhub.co.uk please.

Partner Organisations

You can click on any partner logo to access their website