EU Exit – The countdown to the end of the Transition Period

Knowsley Chamber and the Knowsley Business Team are committed to helping you plan for the various EU Exit scenarios you may face. 

The UK has left the EU. There is now a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements.  The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period.

Together Knowsley Chamber and Knowsley Business Team are here to support your queries regarding Brexit.  We regularly liaise with HMRC, other city region business organisations and Knowsley Council so that we can report back to you.

Check how to get ready for new rules in 2021

There will be new rules for living, working, travelling and doing business in the UK and EU from 1 January 2021.  You, your family, or your business should prepare now.  Answer a few questions to get a list of things you should do to get ready.

Watch the GOV.UK video to find out what 2021 will mean for you.




This year we have teamed up with Halton Chamber, Liverpool Chamber and St Helens Chamber. The four Chambers are joining forces on all things Brexit and International Trade.

We are cross-promoting all of our Brexit and international trade events, workshops and webinars between September and December. This will bring the added bonus of member discounts across more events.

If you are a member of Knowsley Chamber you can access the Membership Discount price for any transition related event, hosted by any of the four Chambers in 2020.



In 2019 we made contact with thousands of Knowsley businesses to offer support regarding Business Readiness & Brexit. 18 businesses attended our Business Readiness Event and we provided 9 in-depth 1:1 Brexit advice surgeries. In 2020 we are ready to continue our support and open further 1:1 surgeries.  If you wish to find out more or register for a one-to-one Brexit/Transition meeting, then email


Customs Clearance Support Member Offer – If you are unfamiliar with customs procedures you will need the help of experienced professionals. As a Knowsley Chamber Member, Customwise will provide you with a free 15-minute consultation. Find out more HERE


UKCA and placing manufactured goods on the market


The UK government has confirmed that it is going to recognise CE marking for an extra 12 months (until 1 January 2022) following the end of the transition period, whether there is a trade deal or not. This effectively reinstates what was planned initially had they not withdrawn the original ‘No Deal Technical Notice’ in February.

Please find below the latest information issued from the UK government on the UK Conformity Assessed marking (UKCA) and placing manufactured goods onto the market from 1 January 2021:

Placing manufactured goods on the market in Great Britain from 1 January 2021
Using the UKCA mark from 1 January 2021
Conformity assessment bodies: change of status from 1 January 2021