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How to Prepare for Brexit

Useful information to help your business prepare for Brexit

Overview

On June 23, 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU), ushering in a period of economic and political uncertainty that persists as the UK seeks to define a new, post-Brexit, relationship with the EU and its other key trading partners. As part of the Brexit process, the UK Government triggered the two-year exit process by invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty in March 2017. The UK was initially scheduled to depart from the EU on March 29, 2019. After subsequent negotiations, the Brexit departure date was delayed and is now set for January 31, 2020. Following the election victory on December 12, 2019, the Conservative Party now holds a majority paving the way for quick Parliamentary approval of Boris Johnson’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement (concluded in October 2019) in advance of the current January 31 deadline. The UK has until June 30, 2020 to request an extension of the Brexit deadline. Johnson’s approach also envisions reaching a comprehensive UK-EU trade agreement before the currently agreed transition period expires on December 31, 2020. Johnson has stated publicly that he will not seek an extension of the transition period beyond December 31, 2020.

UK Government (HMG) Brexit Resources

EU Brexit Resources

Resources from ITA Strategic Partners

The International Trade Administration (ITA) Strategic Partnership Program entails working with trade associations, private corporations, chambers of commerce, government entities, and other organizations that share ITA’s goals and objectives. As a result, ITA is better able to achieve its mission of enhancing America’s global competitiveness.

Some of ITA Strategic Partners have put together useful information and articles on how to help business prepare for Brexit:

CS UK Business Service Providers (BSP) Directory

The BSP directory is designed to help U.S. companies identify professional service providers to assist them in the assessment, completion, and/or financing of an export transaction.

Our BSP clients are also a good resource for Brexit information and its impact on doing business in the UK: CS UK BSP Directory.

Contact Information

Please contact Office.London@trade.gov if you have questions or are seeking additional information.


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