EU-UK Trade Agreement: Newsletter 8 January

The UK signed a Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the EU on 24 December 2020.  Below is a link to download the latest newsletter with information on it, as well as slides from HMRC on the movement of goods, from BEIS on business travel to the EU, EEA and Switzerland, and from the Department for Transport on specialist hauliers.

It should be noted that this material is up to date as of 8 January, but will be updated to reflect the latest information if there are any future changes.

This issue contains information on the following:

  • The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement
  • The data protection bridging mechanism that allows the continued free flow of personal data from the EU/EEA to the UK after the transition period, until adequacy decisions come into effect, for up to 6 months.
  • The services mobility agreement with Switzerland
  • The new procedure for checking cultural object licences
  • More ports designated for CITES movements, and details on international road haulage
  • Details on the social security contributions when working in the EU, on intellectual property, the eCommerce Directive, and on public procurement


As of 1 January 2021, the UK has left the EU. Find out how new rules affect you and advice for your sector with the links from GOV.UK below: