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The UK has left the EU.

There will now be a transition period from 31 January to 30 December 2020

During the transition period existing rules and arrangements will remain in place to allow business to trade with Europe in the same way they do now.

The Isle of Man's relationship with the EU after the transition period will be dependent on the agreement on the future relationship reached between the UK and the EU.

Use the information below to find out what actions that you and your business can take now to prepare for the end of the transition period and the future relationship.

(The information on these webpages will be continually updated throughout the transition period.) 

The Department for Enterprise's Enterprise Support team is offering a 50% grant of up to £5,000 as part of the Business Improvement Scheme for local businesses looking to complete a Brexit-related consultancy project to prepare for 1 January 2021. To learn more about the scheme visit or enquire now.

Business Checklist

Business Checklist

This handy checklist produced by the Department for Enterprise includes information about import/exports, intellectual property and product regulations. Make sure your business is ready for the 1 January 2021.

Please contact if you have any further questions.



Checklist for Food ManufacturesExport: Live Animals and Animal Products

Check the new rules for exporting live animals, and animal products to the EU or Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021

For further guidance on the new rules around Export Health Certificates (EHC's), please visit the following page.  


Customs and Excise

Customs and Excise

Make sure your business is ready for the new Customs and Excise regime

For guidance on new rules around Export Health Certificates (EHC's) please visit the following page. 







Make sure you check the new rules for landing fish in, and exporting fish to the EU.






Technical Guidance Post-it notice

In order to learn more about the new rules being implemented in the UK from 1 January 2021 you can visit our Technical Guide webpage. Some but not all of these new rules will apply to the Isle of Man. The Isle of Man Government has been working with the UK government since the referendum to ensure that the Island is prepared for the end of the transition period. 


Post Transition
Are you ready for brexit globe

New Trade deals with the European Union and the Rest of the World may well provide opportunities for Isle of Man businesses as negotiations progress.

Please contact to talk about what opportunities there may be for your business after 1 January 2021.


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