Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR)

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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?

International entrepreneurs

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

Fishermen

There are 3 schemes for fishermen affected by Brexit (in Dutch):

  • Restructuring scheme for fishermen who want to stop fishing (sanering van vissersvaartuigen, SVV).
  • 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).

It is expected the BAR for fisheries (in Dutch) will open in the 1st half of 2022.

The compensation schemes for international entrepreneurs (in Dutch) are expected to open for application on 1 September 2022.

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

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