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Brexit Advice and Support

SCDI urge all businesses and organisations in Scotland to continue to actively prepare for changes taking place in January 2021 following the EU transition (Brexit) period. Bookmark this page for the most up-to-date advice and support.

Following the signing of the UK – EU Free Trade Agreement, there are new rules for Scottish businesses which came into force on 1 January 2021 which require immediate action.

The first port of call for all businesses should be for the latest guidance, support and advice.

There are links below to documents explaining the actions that organisations must take to ensure they are compliant with the new rules which have just come into force. You can also use a checker tool which will ask you questions about your business and provide all the information you need to be aware of.

NEW Rules of Origin Information released

Rules of Origin determine the ‘economic nationality’ of a good. They are a standard part of free trade agreements (FTAs).  Rules of Origin in the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement ensure that only goods produced in the UK or EU benefit from the zero-tariff agreement. Different goods must comply with different rules. This presentation sets out the types of rules products may need to comply with as well as the documentation required to comply.

Click on the boxes below for links to the latest government advice.

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Support from SCDI:

We recognise that businesses and organisations will have a range of questions about how Brexit will affect them. Our Policy and Public Affairs Director, would welcome any specific queries or feedback you wish to share with the Scottish or UK governments via SCDI meetings.


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