- 15.09.2020 - HMRC letters to VAT-registered businesses in Great Britain trading with the EU and/or the rest of the world, highlighting actions they need to take to continue trading with the EU from 1 January 2021.
- 11.09.2020 - The UK has secured a free trade agreement with Japan, which is the UK’s first major trade deal as an independent trading nation and will increase trade with Japan by an estimated £15.2 billion.
- 10.08.2020 - A major £650m package of investment to help traders in Northern Ireland was announced. It underlines the absolute commitment to the people and businesses of Northern Ireland as we move towards the end of the transition period.
- 13.07.2020 - The UK government has published a new Border Operating Model, providing clarity and certainty for the border industry and businesses, including technical details on how the border with the EU will work after the transition period and the actions that need to be taken.
- 13.07.2020 - Michael Gove on EU Exit preparations: "To bring financial support, further clarity and also reassurance for business and citizens, we are launching a public information campaign as well as an operating model for the border".
- 12.07.2020 - UK government announced a £705 million Brexit funding package to upgrade existing port infrastructure, to build new infrastructure inland to alleviate congestion in ports including Dover and Holyhead, to upgrade HMRC systems and increase staffing at the border. According to The Guardian, the UK Government will soon publish a new document on post-Brexit import/export.
- 19.06.2020 - In the field of export controls, the UK Government published an update of the UK sanctions regimes which includes a list of the targeted countries and restricted transactions. Currently, the UK implements the EU sanctions regime but that will stop as of January 1, 2020. UKGOV stated that it plans to remain aligned with the EU sanctions regime which provides for some continuity post Brexit.
16.06.2020 - UK and EU leaders said new momentum is needed in negotiations on their future relationship, after high-level talks on Monday. They agreed to intensify talks in July and to find an "early understanding of the principles" underlying any deal. Mr. Johnson made it clear that the UK is ready to start trading on World Trade Organisation rules from January 1, 2020, if a deal cannot be reached.
12.06.2020 - The Cabinet Office announced a three-staged approach on border controls for EU goods imported into the UK that will be introduced at the end of the transition period. The stages will be phased in up to the summer of 2021, regardless of whether a deal is done with the EU or not.
- 12.06.2020 - UK Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove announced he has "formally confirmed" to the EU that the transition period will not be extended, adding that the "moment" for an extension has "now passed". Reacting to this statement, EU negotiator Michel Barnier said Brussels has always been open to an extension.