On 24 December 2020, the EU and the UK reached a Brexit deal. As details of the deal are not yet known, and the European Parliament still has to ratify it, these remain uncertain times for businesses that trade with the UK. The following websites offer the most up-to-date information.
Stay informed about BrexitIf you have dealings with the United Kingdom, you’ll do wisely to follow the developments. There are several dedicated Brexit platforms.
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 toolkitIf 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 MovingThe 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 AgreementThe 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 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.