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How to prepare yourself for Brexit

How to prepare yourself for Brexit

Much has been written about Brexit. Now, the uncertainties have dissipated since the UK’s exit from the European Union was officially announced on the night of January 31, 2020. 

Until December 31, 2020, the United Kingdom and the European Union will experience a new transitional period following the withdrawal agreement ratified in January 2020 by the EU, the European Parliament and the British Parliament.

However, there are still some uncertainties regarding the practical details of the agreement as well as the Transition period considered by some as insufficient.

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Whatever the final form of negotiations, one thing is certain: the United Kingdom will be treated as a third country. Therefore, new commercial procedures will be implemented, including customs procedures, taxes and tariffs, standards, regulations for staff hiring and expatriation… In any case, prevention is better than cure.

New formalities after Brexit

If no extension is requested, it is therefore certain that on 1 January 2021, trade with the United Kingdom will be subject to customs formalities and border controls.

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.

If you are exporting agri-food products to or from the United Kingdom, you can visit the website of the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC), which has compiled all useful information on the sanitary and phytosanitary conditions for import and export(link is external) on its website (French/Dutch).

Financial incentives for exporters after Brexit

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! Consultancy support is also available (e.g. legal advice).

In its capacity as the Brussels Agency for Business Support, hub.brussles is following the negotiations closely.

 

Also, we suggest you visit the following UK links:

Any questions? Please contact Nathalie and Mounif

Nathalie Stefanovic

Area Manager Export

Tel : 02.800.40.74

Mounif Kilani

Economic and Commercial Attaché in London

Tel :+44 207/235.89.49

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