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Filming in Northern Ireland

Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol


To start with, if you have not already done so, do the ‘Brexit Check’ ( It is a very useful guide for both businesses and individuals to see what they need to prepare ahead of 1 January 2021.

Please find here our handy guide for handling Brexit protocols on Productions, along with the contact details of our consultants should you have any queries. 


The Northern Ireland protocol

Recruitment from outside the UK from 1 January 2021

Taking goods temporarily out of the UK:

ATA Carnets:

Movement of goods (export):

Intellectual property and the transition period:

Data protection:

Using personal data in your business or organisation from 2021


Broadcasting and video on demand from 2021


You need an EORI number to move goods between Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) or the Isle of Man, and other countries. You may also need a separate EORI number if you move goods to or from Northern Ireland.

If you do not have an EORI, you may have increased costs and delays. For example, if HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) cannot clear your goods you may have to pay storage fees. For more details:

We will regularly update this page so is you find a useful document, article or expert please share it with us so that we can put a link to it / them here.


Northern Ireland Screen hosted an online panel session about Brexit and its impact on the Northern Ireland screen industry on 12th November 2020, if you missed the session you can view discussions below.

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