Get Ready for Brexit Update (5 Oct 2019)
If your business imports and/or exports, you will need to act now to prepare for the changes that will affect trading with Europe and the rest of the world after Brexit.
By familiarising yourself with the detailed and wide-ranging Brexit guidance available on gov.uk/brexit, your business can better understand how to prepare for Brexit.
Check the latest guidance and steps on:
- Receiving goods from the EU
- Exporting or transporting goods from the UK to the EU
- Providing services to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein
Get tailored guidance and stay up-to-date:
Sign up for alerts (regular Brexit updates) and get tailored guidance on Brexit by answering a few questions at gov.uk/brexit.
If you can’t find the answers to your questions, contact the imports and exports helpline.
UK businesses in a no-deal Brexit will need to take the following key actions:
- Check the status of the trade agreements (Trade Agreements Continuity) the UK has with non-EU countries to help you understand how trading may change and enable you to take appropriate action.
- You must register for an Open General Export Licence (OGEL) if you export dual-use (civilian and military) items to EU countries and the Channel Islands.
UK importers of goods in a no-deal Brexit will need to take the following key actions:
- You may need to pay different rates of customs duty (tariffs) on imports. These temporary rates would only be in place for up to 12 months.
- See what preferential trade arrangements are in place under the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) to reduce or remove tariffs on your imports from certain developing countries.
Register for a Government event to help your business get ready for Brexit: