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Effects of Brexit on transport and communications

Traficom has collated information on Brexit that relates to transport and communications sector operators and private individuals. Up-to-date information will always be published here as soon as possible.


With the UK's withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020, an 11-month long transition period began. During that period, the current rules will continue to be in place as if the UK were still a member of the EU.

The EU and the UK will negotiate their future relationship during 2020. At the end of the transition period it will become clear in which sectors the parties will have reached an agreement and how things will be handled in these sector in the future. Due to the tight negotiation schedule, some sectors may fall outside the scope of the agreement starting on 1 January 2021 or international agreements will have to be applied. Businesses in particular should be prepared for this possibility.

UK’s withdrawal will also affect transport and communications sector operators. Up-to-date information will be published on these sites as soon as possible.

Read more about the withdrawal agreement, the transition period and the future relationship on

Prime Minister Office's webpages on Brexit. (External link)

Ministry of Transport and Communications' webpages on Brexit (External link)

Brexit-related transport and communications matters on the Traficom website