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Brexit update 30th September 2019

Brexit update 30th September 2019 Please find detailed below notes emailed to members, following the meeting I attended at the DBEIS. Also below are two links to additional information I have just received, along with updated dates for the ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ events the government is running. Do click through to register for updates yourself on the areas that affect your business. As below if you cannot find the answer to an issue you have among this information please let me know and I will pass it on to the contacts I now have in central government to secure us an answer. Regards, Amanda. gca@max-publishing.co.uk

NEW - Department for International Trade have provided documents relating to the new trade arrangements the UK has signed or is discussing, to replace the current EU agreements if there’s a no-deal Brexit: UK trade agreements with non-EU countries in a no-deal Brexit

NEW - How to trade with other countries: Department for International Trade have provided documents that clarifies overall rules but your members are encouraged to look at country-specific pages on how to trade with other countries if there is a no UK trade agreement in place: Trading under WTO rules

Also note additional dates for the free business readiness events the Government is running across the UK as part of its new ‘Get ready for Brexit’ campaign:

Hull – Thursday 3 October
Plymouth – Thursday 3 October
Leeds – Friday 4 October
Derry/Londonderry – Monday 7 October
Cambridge – Monday 7 October
Belfast – Tuesday 8 October
Ipswich – Tuesday 8 October
Newcastle – Wednesday 9 October
Carlisle – Friday 11 October
Cardiff – Monday 14 October
Liverpool – Monday 14 October
Bristol - Tuesday 15 October
Wrexham – Tuesday 15 October

NOTES from Meeting at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, focused on helping businesses prepare for Brexit.(emailed to members 26thSeptember 2019)

Please find below top line information on government help and support available:

The information on www.gov.uk/brexit is comprehensive and updated daily. The government have just added a leaflet aimed specifically as small and medium sized businesses:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/leaving-the-eu-advice-for-smes

 As part of their ‘Get ready for Brexit’ campaign, the Government is running a series of free business readiness events across the UK during September and October to book, visit Brexit Business Readiness Events.

There is also information on tariff rates for countries where we do not have a signed FTA, all imports to the UK will be at the no deal tariff rates which you can find online: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-temporary-rates-of-customs-duty-on-imports-after-eu-exit. These will be a temporary measure on imports to reduce the impact to UK business. UK business will then export to third countries where we do not have a signed FTA on that countries MFN tariff schedule which they set at the WTO. 

I hope this summary of information is useful. Please do contact me if you need direction or help on a specific issue that is not covered in these links and I will endeavour to find an answer.