First Aid for Brexit

A handy flowchart shows at a glance what steps entrepreneurs must take to be ready for Brexit on time.

Brexit is approaching rapidly. On 29 March 2019, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, and with that the customs union and the internal market. Consequently, the UK will become a third country from 30 March 2019. On that date, customs formalities must therefore be satisfied for all shipments both to and from the UK. In addition, import duties will also be levied over these goods.* This means that companies that do business with the UK must prepare for Brexit now. Indeed, applying for and arranging the required customs documents, certificates and (additional) permits may take as long as several months. The handy Brexit flowchart (only in Dutch) shows at a glance what steps entrepreneurs must take to be ready for Brexit on time. Do not take any risks; take action now!

The Brexit flowchart can be found on the website www.hulpbijBrexit.nl (only in Dutch), a joint initiative of VNO-NCW (Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers), MKB-Nederland (Dutch Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises) and central government.

Only with a withdrawal agreement there will be a transition period for the UK (until 31 December 2020), in which the European regulations, the customs union and the internal market are still in force.

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