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UK Legislation

The Withdrawal Agreement and the Protocol are given legal effect in the UK via section 7A of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 which was amended by the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020. Alongside the general implementation provided for in section 7A of the 2018 Act a range of Statutory Instruments give effect to specific provisions of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol, the most important of these are noted below.

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InstrumentAdoptedNotes
The Conflict Minerals (Compliance) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, SI 2021/145  10.02.2021  Regulations to amend SI2020/1664 (below) and make further provisions for the application of EU Regulation No 2017/821 laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for Union importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from conflict-affected and high risk areas in accordance with Article 5(4) and Annex 2 of the Protocol  
The Conflict Minerals (Compliance) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1664 31.12.2020  Regulations to implement EU Regulation No 2017/821 of European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for Union importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from conflict-affected and high risk areas (OJ No. L130, 19.5.2017) in  accordance with Article 5(4) and Annex 2 of the Protocol 
The Travellers' Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations, SI 2020/1619 21.12.2020 Regulations making provisions for travellers bringing excise goods into Northern Ireland necessary to give effect to provisions of the Protocol
The Excise Duties (Northern Ireland Miscellaneous Modifications and Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1559 22.12.2020 Regulations making provisions in relation to excise duty for excise goods in Northern Ireland as required under Article 8 of the Protocol
The Value Added Tax (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1546 18.12.2020 Regulations making provisions in relation to VAT on goods placed on the market in Northern Ireland as required under Article 8 of the Protocol
The Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments, Northern Ireland Protocol and Savings and Transitional Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1545 18.12.2020 Regulations to amend various SIs relating to VAT in order to give effect to Article 8 of the Protocol
The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland (Democratic Consent Process) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1500 09.12.2020 Regulations making provision for the democratic consent process provided for in Article 18 of the Protocol by amending the Northern Ireland Act 1998
The Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (UK(NI) Indication) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1460 08.12.2020 Regulations making provision for UK bodies or authorities involved in assessing or authorising products placed on the Northern Ireland market for circulation in the EU market to use the indication UK(NI) in accordance with Article 7(3) of the Protocol
The Definition of Qualifying Northern Ireland Goods (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1454 04.12.2020 Regulations establishing the definition of "qualifying Northern Ireland goods" under section 8C(6) of the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and in accordance with Article 5(2) of the Protocol
The Air Quality (Amendment) (Northern Ireland Protocol) (EU Exit) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1352 25.11.2020 Regulations to make amendments to legislation in the field of air quality necessary to recognise requirements of the Protocol
The Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1112 13.10.2020 Regulations to make minor amendments to various SIs to ensure continued applications of EU Regulations applicable in Northern Ireland under Article 5 and Annex 2 of the Protocol
The Pressure Vessels (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/678 02.07.2020 Regulations to implement EU Directive 2014/29/EU on the harmonisation of laws of Member States relating to the making available on the market of simple pressure vessels (OJ L96, 19.3.2024 p.45) in Northern Ireland in accordance with Article 5 and Annex 2 of the Protocol