WTO rules impact tariffs, market access, border checks and documentation

WTO rules impact tariffs, market access, border checks and documentation

WTO rules impact tariffs, market access, border checks and documentation

The UK Government is cancelling holidays and putting minsters and civil servants on high alert to prepare for a No Deal Brexit on 31 October. As the Financial Times noted today: “The country is now run by people utterly focused on delivering Brexit and resolute in their readiness for that departure to take place without a deal.”

Planning for a No Deal Brexit is now a priority for business

Planning for a No Deal Brexit is now a priority for business

New UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said last week that the UK must leave the EU by 31 October, “do or die, come what may.” UK, EU27 and EEA companies now have less than 100 days to prepare for a No Deal Brexit. That’s less than 70 working days; less if you plan to take a summer holiday.

400 million Customs Declarations may be needed for UK-EU trade after Brexit

400 million Customs Declarations may be needed for UK-EU trade after Brexit

It’s now over 25 years since we stopped having to file Customs Declarations for trade between the UK and other EU members. Premier Margaret Thatcher’s vision of a Single Market and Customs Union covering the entire EU became real in 1993. Overnight, companies disbanded the teams of people who had previously dealt with all the paperwork that had been required.