What will happen on 29 March 2019?
This is the date on which the United Kingdom - with or without agreement - finally leaves the European Union (EU). Regardless of the outcome of the negotiations, after this date customs formalities, for example, will be reinstated. This means that companies will have to file customs declarations again when importing or exporting to the United Kingdom.
"Advice from the website www.hulpbijbrexit.nl: inform yourself in time, get advice and outsource things."
What will change for your business?
This differs per company. To get an idea, you can make the Brexit Impact Scan and look at KMPG's research, for example. Start exploring the possible consequences as soon as possible and start your preparations. Does your company currently have no experience with exporting to non-EU countries (such as the US, India, Canada, Brazil)? And therefore have no contact with customs now? Then make sure you are prepared for this before Brexit.
Are you already prepared?
On the website www.hulpbijbrexit.nl you can find several tools that can help your business. For example, you can do a Brexit Impact Scan, which will list the most important points of attention for you. The website is an initiative of VNO-NCW, MKB-Nederland and the central government. Via this platform, they offer entrepreneurs practical tips - despite all the uncertainty - to get started with their Brexit preparations. Below you will find 2 handy tips to get you started:
- What are the bottlenecks in your supply chain?
Take a good, critical look at where bottlenecks can arise in your own supply chain. These could be caused by waiting times at the border, for example. Ask questions such as: is it wise to move a warehouse or production location? Is it smarter to look for suppliers in other EU member states? Identify any risks and take timely measures.
- Take a close look at your contracts
You can also cover currency risks now. And in your contracts, you can already take into account the uncertainties by hedging things. Take a look at your existing contracts with British customers or suppliers. Is it necessary to renegotiate them at an early stage?
What can MOL Logistics do for you?
As a logistics service provider, MOL Logistics can help you with all kinds of matters concerning your transport and logistics activities with the United Kingdom and beyond. Of course this starts with an inventory of your most important questions and wishes. What advantages does a cooperation with MOL Logistics offer?
- Manage all your logistics and transport operations from one central location
- Our customs specialists help you with your customs-related questions and documents
- Short lead times to and from the UK
- Professional storage of your goods including additional services such as order picking, packaging and quality checks
- Customer Service teams arrange all types of transport for your business and keep you informed
Courtesy of the website www.hulpbijbrexit.nl.