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Brexit and end of transition period business checklist


Issues to consider​

Employing EU Citizens

  • All EU citizens who wish to continue living and working in Jersey after 2020 need to apply to the Jersey EU Settlement Scheme (JEUSS). 
  • Any EU citizen arriving before 1 January 2021 is eligible to the scheme and applications can be made up to 30 June 2021.
  • We are experiencing delays in processing applications due to COVID-19 restrictions, but will introduce an online solution to this soon.
  • Any EU citizen that will be new to the Island after 2020 will require a visa to work and the employer will need a work permit.

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme application

Entering Jersey after 31 December 2020


  • British passport holders, including those holding Jersey variant British passports, must have at least 6 months validity remaining on their passport and ensure the passport has no more than a 10 year period of validity.

Passport rules for travel to Europe from 1 January 2021

Future training needs

  • Do your staff need training in relation to submitting customs declarations?
  • Do your staff need training in relation to using the UK Global Tariff and classifying goods?
  • Do your staff need to better understand the customs facilitations available to reduce the impact of customs processes?
  • Do your staff need training in relation to accessing and using CAESAR - the customs freight handling and declaration system?

List of customs training providers on

Future staffing needs

  • Nothing will change for future employees that are British, Irish or EU citizens that have applied to the Jersey-EU Settlement Scheme?
  • If you have seasonal or temporary EU staff that have worked in the Island before the end of 2020 they may be eligible for settled status and will be able to continue to return to the Island and work without a visa or a work permit. 
  • Any EU citizen that will be new to the Island after 2020 will require a visa to work and the employer will need a work permit.

The UK's future skills-based immigration system on

Employing European Union (EU) nationals from January 2021



​Recognition of professional qualifications

​Are you aware of changes to the recognition of professional qualifications?

UK guidance on professional qualifications

EU guidance on professional qualification

Importing, exporting and transporting

Issues to consider​

Cross Border Trade

  • How resilient is your supply chain?
  • Are you aware of EU import and export requirements?
  • Have you considered using a customs intermediary, agent or broker?
  • Have you checked the tariffs that will apply to imported goods from 1 January 2021?
  • Are you familiar with the new export processes and the need to check licensing requirements?
  • Have you considered the commercial contracts you currently have with EU trading partners that may be altered or affected by leaving the EU?
  • Are you aware of the international Incoterm rules?
  • Are you familiar with the process of classifying your goods?
  • Are you familiar with how to value your goods for customs purposes? 

Tariff lookup on

Check how to export goods on

Incoterms rules on iccwbo website

UK Global Tariff on

Valuation for customs purposes on

Customs checks

  • Are you aware of the new customs controls that will be introduced on the 1 January 2021 in relation to trade with the EU?

Jersey Border Operating Model

Customs Approved Trader and training

  • Would you benefit from becoming a customs Approved Trader?
  • If so, have you considered how you will access and use CAESAR - the customs freight handling and declaration system?
  • Have you checked your suitability with customs for trade facilitations, for example transit?
  • If so, are you aware of the requirements?

How to become a customs approved trader


​Check as soon as possible:
  • Does your business import, export or distribute food?
  • Do you have interest in products protected under Geographical Indicator regulations, such as Jersey Royals?

UK guidance on importing, exporting and distributing food and on protecting food and drink names

Trading with the EU

​Check as soon as possible:
  • Are you aware of changes to air, road and sea transport, and new requirements for taking your pet or horse abroad?
  • Do you need to consider the vehicle safety and roadworthiness standards to ensure you can drive in the EU from 1 January 2021?
  • Does your business require European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) international road haulage permits?

Passport rules for travel to Europe from 1 January 2021

Importing and exporting small animals

Travelling with your pet

Horse Passports

Driving in Europe from 1 January 2021

How to apply for ECMT permits

Regulations, finances and data

Issues to consider​​Resources

Consumer rights

  • Are you aware of the legal rights of consumers and the legal requirements in the markets outside Jersey that you are selling goods into?

Jersey Trading Standards 

Jersey Citizens Advice

Regulation and competition policy

  • What regulatory do you work with?
  • Will your insurance policies be affected by Brexit-related changes to the business environment?
  • Are you insured for storing additional stock or raw materials?

Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority

Legal changes

  • Should terms of your contracts be reviewed in light of Brexit?
  • Do they make references to the EU or the UK still being an EU Member State?
  • Does your contract rely on EU regulation applicable to contractual arrangements?
  • Does your business form part of a group that has a UK company with cross-border operations?
  • Is your business impacted by changes brought about by or made as a result of implementing legislation under the European Union (Repeal and Amendment) (Jersey) Law 2018?

European Union (Repeal and Amendment) (Jersey) Law 2018

European Union Legislation (Implementation) (Jersey) Law 2014

UK guidance on structuring your business on

​Intellectual Property and transfer of business or personal data

  • Have you contacted trademark bodies/solicitors/IP advisors on how to protect your intellectual property?
  • Do you hold business or personal data?

Jersey is, and will remain, a third country for data protection purposes. Jersey has adequacy status with the EU and has enacted the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 which is equivalent to the GDPR. 

Adequacy means that Jersey’s data protection regime provides essentially equivalent protection for personal data to that provided in EU member states. As a result it is lawful for data to flow freely between Jersey, any EU member state and any other adequate third country. 

The UK is pursuing an adequacy assessment from the EU and has committed to continuing to free flow data to the EU and all adequate jurisdictions. Jersey has amended the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 to allow the free flow of data from Jersey to the UK during the transition period.

Jersey’s Information Commissioner

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