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BREXIT ADVICE AND INFORMATION

BCCG Brexit advice and information: The UK has voted to leave the EU in a referendum on 23 June 2016, with 51.9% to leave vs. 48.1% to remain. Brexit due date was extended from March to 31 October 2019. On this page, you will find Brexit related news, links and articles.

Brexit Advice:
If you like to obtain direct Brexit related advice from our Brexit member expert  groups, please contact us at info@bccg.de or see https://www.bccg.de/firstcall with direct contacts of members providing professional services.

BCCG members are engaged in the following Brexit expert groups:

1) Automotive and Industry
2) Banking/Financial Services
3) Legal Issues
4) Energy/Renewables
5) Professional Services/Tax
6) Start-ups
7) Trade


Date / Information
25 Sept 2020
by BCCG
Passport rules for travel to Europe from 1 January 2021
Until 1 January 2021, you can continue to travel to Europe with your UK passport until it expires.

New rules will apply for travel to Europe from 1 January 2021.

Read detailed information here.
24 Sept 2020
by BCCG
List of customs agents and fast parcel operators
Most people use customs agents to deal with customs for them. Customs agents and fast parcel operators on this list are not approved or recommended by HMRC.

It can be complicated to submit import and export customs declarations, so you may want to use a company which specialises in this area.

These include:

customs agents and brokers
freight forwarders
shipping companies
fast parcel operators (for example, couriers or next-day parcels services)
agents who specialise in a certain industry, for example fresh foods or pharmaceuticals



Find out more about customs agents and fast parcel operators.
23 Sept 2020
by BCCG
NRW News: Austausch mit der Auslandsgesellschaft
Zu der 10. Sitzung der Parlamentariergruppe Großbritannien durfte der Vorsitzende Henning Höne Vertreter der Auslandsgesellschaft e. V. aus Dortmund im Landtagsgebäude willkommen heißen. Präsident Klaus Wegener, Dr. Kai Pfundheller und Felizia von Schweinitz berichteten von den Aktivitäten der Auslandsgesellschaft in Bezug auf Städtepartnerschaften nordrhein-westfälischer Kommunen mit Städten im Vereinigten Königreich. Vor dem Hintergrund des Brexits sei es der Geschäftsstelle Städtepartnerschaften in Kooperation mit der Staatskanzlei NRW ein großes Anliegen, Partnerschaften zwischen Städten im Vereinigten Königreich und NRW als ein Rückgrat zivilgesellschaftlicher, europäischer Verständigung zu fördern und damit einer Verschlechterung der deutsch-britischen Beziehungen entgegenzuwirken.

Kern der bisherigen Arbeit der Geschäftsstelle stellt eine Befragung der NRW-Kommunen zur Ermittlung des Zustands der Beziehungen dar. Demnach beurteilen 4 % der befragten Kommunen die Partnerschaft als sehr lebendig, 33 % als lebendig, 31 % als durchschnittlich, 24 % als wenig lebendig und 8 % als inaktiv. In Bezug auf den Brexit urteilen die meisten Kommunen, dieser habe sich weder positiv noch negativ auf die Beziehungen ausgewirkt, und auch mit Blick auf die Zukunft erwartet eine Mehrheit keine Einflüsse auf die Zusammenarbeit.

Unter den Anwesenden – zu Gast waren außerdem Generalkonsul Rafe Courage, Mark Roberts (British Chamber of Commerce) sowie Martin Flasche (Staatskanzlei) – bestand dennoch Einigkeit darüber, dass der Brexit größere Bemühungen um die deutsch-britischen Beziehungen nach sich ziehen müsse. In diesem Zusammenhang zitierte Dr. Pfundheller den anwesenden Mark Roberts aus einem vorangegangenen Treffen: „Es wird schwieriger, also müssen wir noch mehr arbeiten.“

Lesen Sie den vollständigen Artikel hier.
14 Sept 2020
by BCCG
The UK transition
The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year. Check the new rules from January 2021 and take action now.

Read detailed information here.
14 Sept 2020
by BCCG
Get your EU business ready from 1 January 2021
If you're an EU business not established in the UK, check what you'll need to do differently to move goods and services into or out of the UK from 1 January 2021.

Read detailed information here.
14 Sept 2020
by BCCG
How to import and export goods between Great Britain and the EU from 1 January 2021
Information for traders on importing and exporting goods between Great Britain and the EU after 1 January 2021.



Read detailed information here.
14 Sept 2020
by BCCG
Changes to VAT treatment of overseas goods sold to customers from 1 January 2021
At the end of the transition period, the government will introduce a new model for the VAT treatment of goods arriving into Great Britain from outside of the UK. This will ensure that goods from EU and non-EU countries are treated in the same way and that UK businesses are not disadvantaged by competition from VAT free imports. It will also improve the effectiveness of VAT collection on imported goods and address the problem of overseas sellers failing to pay the right amount of VAT on sales of goods that are already in the UK at the point of sale.

Read detailed information here.
11 Sept 2020
by BCCG
Statement by Michel Barnier following Round 8 of negotiations for a new partnership between the European Union and the United Kingdom
"The eighth round of negotiations on the future EU-UK partnership took place in London this week.

The EU remains committed to an ambitious future partnership with the UK. This would clearly be to the benefit of both sides. Nobody should underestimate the practical, economic and social consequences of a “no deal” scenario.

In order to maximise the chances of a deal, the EU has shown flexibility to work around the UK's red lines and find solutions that fully respect the UK's sovereignty. In particular with regard to the role of the European Court of Justice, the future legislative autonomy of the UK, and fisheries.[...]

Read the full statement here.
09 Sept 2020
by BCCG
Bill introduced to protect jobs and trade across the whole of the United Kingdom
A new Bill to protect jobs and trade across the whole of the United Kingdom after the Transition Period ends will be introduced to Parliament Wednesday 9 September.

The UK Internal Market Bill will guarantee companies can trade unhindered in every part of the UK as they have done for centuries, ensuring the continued prosperity of people and business across 4 parts of the UK, while maintaining our world-leading high standards for consumers, workers, food, animal welfare and the environment.

Read detailed information here.
07 Sept 2020
by BCCG
UK goes direct to EU businesses with new campaign
The UK Government has launched a new campaign to help EU businesses get ready for the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020.

Find detailed information here.
04 Sept 2020
by BCCG
Handel mit dem Vereinigten Königreich ab 1. Januar 2021 für Unternehmen mit Sitz in der EU

Was Ihr Unternehmen wissen muss:

Für Ihr Unternehmen mit Sitz in der EU müssen Sie sich über die neuen Vorschriften informieren und sich auf Änderungen vorbereiten, damit der Handel mit dem Vereinigten Königreich ab Januar 2021 weiterhin reibungslos erfolgen kann. (...)

Die vollständigen Informationen finden Sie hier.
04 Sept 2020
by Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (London), Author: York-Alexander von Massenbach
Die in Vergessenheit geratenen Brexit-Verhandlungen

Auch die siebte Brexit-Verhandlungsrunde über ein Freihandelsabkommen zwischen der EU und dem Vereinigten Königreich hat zu keinem signifikanten Fortschritt geführt. Die Fronten scheinen verhärtet, doch es bleibt kaum noch Zeit für eine Einigung: Das Abkommen muss spätestens Ende Oktober vollständig feststehen, um noch bis zum Ende der Übergangsphase am 31. Dezember 2020 parlamentarisch ratifiziert werden zu können. Auch eine Verlängerung der Übergangsphase ist seit dem 30. Juni 2020 endgültig nicht mehr möglich. Kommt in den nächsten Wochen keine Einigung zustande, so werden die Briten daher zum Ende des Jahres ohne ein Abkommen aus der EU ausscheiden – der sogenannte „no deal“-Brexit. Die nächste Verhandlungsrunde beginnt am 7. September 2020. Doch unabhängig von der Frage, ob ein Freihandelsabkommen zustande kommen sollte, wird das Ende der Brexit-Übergangsphase am 31. Dezember 2020 zu vielen Veränderungen führen. Dieser Beitrag soll einen Überblick über den aktuellen Stand der durch die Corona-Pandemie erschwerten Verhandlungen gewähren, sowie einen Ausblick auf die ab dem 1. Januar 2021 zu erwartenden Änderungen bieten.

Den vollständigen Artikel lesen Sie hier.
03 Sept 2020
by BCCG
Webinars: preparing to make submissions to the MHRA from 1 January 2021
Webinars for pharmaceutical companies, clinical trial sponsors, e-cigarette producers and brokers of medicinal products about new MHRA systems to use from 1 January 2021.

Read detailed information here.
03 Sept 2020
by BCCG
Placing manufactured goods on the market in Great Britain from 1 January 2021
What you need to do to comply with regulations on manufactured goods you place on the GB market from 1 January 2021.

Read detailed information here.
31 July 2020
by BCCG
Apply for grants if your business completes customs declarations
Find out what grants you can apply for to get funding for recruitment, training and IT improvements if your business completes customs declarations.

Find out more here
23 July 2020
by BCCG
Press statement by Michel Barnier following Round 6 of the negotiations for a new partnership between the European Union and the United Kingdom
[...] This week, discussions took place in a positive atmosphere, and I want to thank David Frost and his team, as well as the EU team, for their professional approach.

It has allowed us to make some progress:

We had useful discussions to narrow our divergences in the areas of social security coordination and Union programmes.
We made progress towards the objective of a comprehensive and single institutional framework, which must include robust enforcement mechanisms.
And we had good discussions on police and judicial cooperation, even if divergences remain. [...]

Read the full press statement here
20 July 2020
by BCCG
Brexit: EU red tape could block thousands of British businesses exporting goods and services to Europe
Thousands of UK businesses will be effectively barred from exporting goods and services to the European Union from next year due to strict regulations imposed by member states, experts have said.

Read the full article here
20 July 2020
by BCCG
Gov.UK Guidance: List of customs agents and fast parcel operators from 1 January 2021
Find customs agents and fast parcel operators who can help submit customs declarations from 1 January 2021.

Read further information here
14 July 2020
by BCCG
The Border with the European Union
Importing and Exporting Goods
Border and Protocol Delivery Group, pls s. report below.

HM Government Report July 2020
13 July 2020
by BCCG
Event Summary - BCCG #PolitikTalk Series - HM Trade Commissioner Europe Richard Burn
On 8 July we had the great honour to host Richard Burn, HM Trade Commissioner Europe, in our virtual kick-off event of the BCCG #PolitikTalk Series.
In his remarks, Richard stressed the importance of the EU-UK relationship and assured that securing a UK-EU trade deal will be a top government priority over the months ahead. After Brexit, relations to Germany will be as important as it ever has been. Particularly, in the realm of tech and clean growth Richard sees great potential for increased collaboration.
For anyone who missed the live session, please find here the summary of Richard Burn's speech.

Event Summary - BCCG #PolitikTalk Series - HM Trade Commissioner Europe Richard Burn

"CEDEM AG, is focused on promoting improved health and wellness through premium quality, high value and ecacy healthcare products that range from innovative, groundbreaking food supplements to medical devices and personal care products. Our modus operandi is to remain connected to people, listen to their needs and create what they really want: healthier, happier and longer lives. We are proud to be a member of the BCCG Network which supports B2B possibilities as well as female entrepreneurship with the SHeconomy format and promotes solidarity between members with its #Members4Members initiative."

BCCG-TestimonialRasha Oudeh
CEO
CEDEM AG, Frankfurt

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