Brexit: competition and market

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EU trade treaties allow member states to give each other discounts on, or exemptions from, import duties for mutual product imports. For Dutch-UK imports, this situation changes due to Brexit.


Read the to do list to find out how Brexit can affect your market. There may be opportunities for you to improve your competitive edge, or you may need to undertake action to maintain your current market position.

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Q&A about the TCA

There is an extensive Q&A about the Brexit Trade Agreement available on the website of the European Commission. It explains what the new rules mean for different sectors, such as trade in goods, fisheries and road transport. There are nine chapters in total and you can search per sector. At the top you can choose your language. You can find answers to questions such as: What was agreed to facilitate trade in automotive? How does the Agreement contribute to trade and sustainable development? Will air carriers still have the same rights to operate between and within the EU and the UK? Note that this Q&A was published in December 2020 and therefore speaks of a draft agreement.

New rules for online shops

You sell your products to consumers through online platforms like Etsy, Amazon or E-bay and in your own online shop. Part of your sales is to consumers in the UK. Brexit threatens delivery delays. VAT rules have also changed: you may need to file a British VAT return. Read the article E-commerce in the United Kingdom to find out more.

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