How to prepare yourself for Brexit
On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom notified the European Council of its intention to leave the European Union. Do you have trading relationships with British companies? Meet our experts and assess the potential impact of Brexit on your business!
29 March 2019 will mark the departure of the UK from the European Union and the beginning of a transition period (provided that a withdrawal agreement is reached and ratified by the EU, the European Parliament, and the UK Parliament). If an agreement is reached and ratified, this transition period will end on 31 December 2020.
However, if no withdrawal agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom is reached, there will be no transition period.
Do you wish to measure the possible impact that Brexit could have on your company? Make the BREXIT IMPACT SCAN ! FR)
Whatever form Brexit takes, what is certain is that on 1 January 2021, at the latest, commercial exchanges with the United Kingdom will be marked by customs formalities and border controls.
In a “No Deal” scenario, after the departure of the United Kingdom, we can expect changes to the practicalities of trading with the country, such as the imposition of customs procedures and duties, in addition to potential changes in compliance standards for exported products.
For services, new measures limiting access to the market may be implemented. These would affect the ability of EU workers to settle in, or be posted to, the United Kingdom.
In this context, the European Commission has produced a series of “preparation sheets” for each sector of activity.
Financial incentives for exporters
But what if we see the glass as half full? Once the United Kingdom has officially left the European Union, it will be covered by funding for non-EU prospecting. Discover financial incentives for exporters here!
Consultancy support is also available (e.g. legal advice).
In its capacity as the Brussels Agency for Business Support, hub.brussels is following the negotiations closely.
Any questions ? Please contact Nathalie and Mounif !
UK Geographic Manager
Tel : +32 02/800.40.74
Regional Economic and Commercial Attaché in London
Tel :+44 207/235.89.49
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Good to know
Several seminars are organised on the impact of the Brexit on your business: on March 1st by BECI (FR) and on March 7th by hub.brussels (details will follow, so keep an eye on the events section of this site).