Business.gov.nl
Logo of the Dutch government

Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR)

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Does Brexit have a negative impact on your company? Apply for Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR) subsidy. Read more.

Are you an exporter, importer, or logistics service provider? And does Brexit have negative consequences for your business? Or are you a fisherman and does Brexit have a negative impact on your fishing company? You can apply for Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR) subsidy. The BAR is a one-off scheme from the European Union (EU).

The BAR is meant for:

  • international entrepreneurs who do business, or who have done business with the United Kingdom
  • fishermen affected by Brexit

Who can apply?

If you are an international entrepreneur, you can make use of:

Are you a fisherman? There are 3 schemes for fishermen affected by Brexit (in Dutch):

  • Dismantling of fishing vessels scheme for fishermen who want to stop fishing (sanering van vissersvaartuigen, SVV, in Dutch).
  • Subsidy scheme for laying-up of (fishing) vessels in the years 2021, 2022 and 2023 (Vissersvaartuig stilliggen Brexit, VSB)
  • Liquidity scheme for compensation of lost income in the 1st quarter of 2021 (Steun voor inkomensverlies visserijsector, SIV)

When are you eligible?

You can find out if you are eligible for the BAR by answering these 5 questions in an online form (in Dutch) on the website of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO):

  • Do you do business with the United Kingdom?
  • Have you lost revenue because of Brexit?
  • Have you lost market share because of Brexit?
  • Did you have to hire or instead fire people because of Brexit?
  • Did you encounter trade obstacles because of Brexit?

You can read more information for international entrepreneurs (in Dutch) as well as more information for fishermen (in Dutch) on the website of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

How to apply?

You can register for the EU Trade Programme (in Dutch) with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

You can apply for the Dismantling of fishing vessels subsidy scheme (SVV) (in Dutch) to RVO from 1 September 2022, 09:00 hours until 30 November 2022, 17:00 hours. It is not yet known when the SIV and VSB schemes will open.

It is not yet known when the compensation schemes for international entrepreneurs (in Dutch) will open.

More information about the BAR can be found at the website of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) (in Dutch).

This article is related to:

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
FAQPartnersContactAbout usDisclaimerPrivacy and cookiesAccessibilityOndernemersplein (Dutch)Business.gov.nl is an initiative of:Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, KVKNetherlands Enterprise Agency, RVOImmigration and Naturalisation Service, INDTax and Customs Administration, BelastingdienstGovernment.nlStatistics Netherlands, CBSNetherlands Vehicle Authority, RDWDigital Trust CenterEuropean Commission Point of Single ContactBusiness.gov.nl is the Dutch Point of Single Contact for entrepreneurs.Accessibility level: W3C WAI-AA WCAG 2.1