Brexit: find information

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On 24 December 2020, the EU and the UK reached a Brexit deal. The following websites offer the most up-to-date information.

Stay informed about Brexit

If you have dealings with the United Kingdom, you’ll do wisely to follow the developments. There are several dedicated Brexit platforms.

1. Brexitloket

Brexitloket.nl is the Dutch government website that gives full information on Brexit and all it entails. Translations of the Brexitloket.nl pages for entrepreneurs are also published on this website. For a quick overview of some of the main changes, read the article Brexit deal: 7 facts you need to know.
To see how Brexit affects your business, take the Brexit Impact Scan (in Dutch).

2. Netherlands Chamber of Commerce KVK

The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce KVK Brexit file contains news updates, as well as information on how to deal with VAT on goods and services after a no-deal Brexit, an FAQ, entrepreneur interviews, useful links and more. Most pages are in Dutch, but some are also available in English.

3. Customs Brexit toolkit

If you import or export goods to and from the UK, you will need to adjust your processes to the UK's 'third country' status after 31 December 2020. Dutch Customs has prepared a toolkit that tells you what to do on this side of the North Sea.

4. Keep Business Moving

The British government has launched the Keep Business Moving website to help EU businesses deal with the new situation. It tells you what the rules will be in the UK for EU businesses exporting to, or importing from the UK.

5. EU sector information on the Trade Agreement

The EU has prepared a factsheet outlining the consequences of the Brexit deal for several trade sectors. Consult the EU Brexit preparedness notices website for advice on the changes in VAT rules and VAT refunds on the delivery of products and services to the UK.

6. Brexit checker on GOV.uk

New rules apply to things like travel and doing business with Europe. Use the Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions for you, your business and your family. To use this tool, go to the GOV.uk website.

7. Brexit voucher

If you find you are not ready for Brexit, you can apply for a Brexit voucher at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO. This subsidy enables you to hire the services of a professional advisor.

8. Get ready for Brexit

The Get ready for Brexit website is a joint initiative of Dutch shipping companies to provide (Dutch) information on how to deal with Brexit when you need to transport goods to and from the UK.

9. Information from the IND

Are you, or do you employ, a UK national or frontier worker? Find out how to ensure your residence and travel papers are in order on the IND Brexit pages.

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.

Questions relating to this article?

Please contact Brexitloket

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