Brexit

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Brexitloket | Business.gov.nl | Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, KVK | Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO | Statistics Netherlands, CBS

The EU and the UK have reached a Trade and Customs Agreement (TCA). The UK is now a third country, and that means there are changes for entrepreneurs in the Netherlands doing business with UK clients or suppliers. Find out what they are.

Brexitloket.nl in English

You can find relevant information on Brexit and its consequences for entrepreneurs in the Netherlands via the links on this page. These are translations of the pages for entrepreneurs on the main Dutch governmental platform, Brexitloket.nl. These may still be subject to changes, as the Dutch government is still analysing the contents of the Brexit Trade and Customs Agreement.

For links to other websites offering Brexit information, read Find information on Brexit.


Apply for residence permit

Since Brexit, British nationals already living in the Netherlands need a residence permit to be able to stay legally in the Netherlands and, for example, to apply for a health insurance. They can apply for a residence document under the Withdrawal Agreement, also called Brexit pass and article 50, until 1 October 2021. Find more information on the IND website.

Business aspects

Tools and support

  • Take the Brexit Impact Scan to find out what you need to do, and what risks you run. Available in Dutch only.
  • Read the EU Readiness Notices on the EU website.
  • Do you need advice on how to move on with your business after Brexit? You can apply for a Brexit voucher to receive financial support when you hire a consultant.

Q&A about the Brexit

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.

Sector information

Statistics: import and export of goods

Value of goods imported to the Netherlands from the United Kingdom and of goods exported from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom.

This information is provided by

Brexitloket
Business.gov.nl
Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, KVK
Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
Statistics Netherlands, CBS