Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (10th June 2019)

11 June 2019

Welcome to the latest in a series of business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries up to date on the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.

The objective of this Bulletin is to signpost you to tools and resources to help you and your members prepare for the UK’s Exit from the EU.


EU Exit Business Readiness Forum

We will not be holding a forum in June, however we intend to hold a forum later in July and we will provide further details in a separate note nearer the time.

Thank you for the feedback we have received regarding the Forum. We will look to put your suggestions in place for future editions. If you have views about what it would be useful for the Forums to focus on at future meetings, we would very much like to hear from you to help shape our future programme. We would also appreciate your views on whether you would like to see physical Forum meetings continued or whether we should focus on WebEx remote meetings. Please email [email protected] with your suggestions and views.


Recent Announcements

Regulations and Standards

HM Revenue & Customs advise to use form C9011 to declare cash amounts of 10,000 euros or more when entering or leaving the EU. Update – HMRC have now added a Welsh translation for information, visit the link: Declare cash amounts of 10,000 euros or more when leaving or entering EU (C9011).


Workforce and People

Home Office share locations where you can get your biometric ID document scanned if you do not have an Android device with near field communication (NFC). Update – Locations now added in Croydon & Bridgend, and a link to new postcode checker for applicants to find their closest centre has been added: EU Settlement Scheme: ID document scanner locations.

Home Office provide confirmation that the Common Travel Area arrangements and the associated rights and privileges of British and Irish citizens are protected if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. Update – Welsh translation added: Travelling in the Common Travel Area if there’s no Brexit deal.

Home Office define how travelling with a European Firearms Pass would be affected if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. Update – Welsh translation has been added: Travelling with a European Firearms Pass if there’s no Brexit deal.

Department for Transport advise you check which type of IDP you need to ensure that you can legally drive when you visit another country. Update – clarification that only drivers with a UK paper licence will need an IDP to drive in Austria, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Poland if the UK leaves the EU without a deal: International driving permits for UK drivers.


Importing and Exporting

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs explain what UK waste importers and exporters must do to prepare for changes to rules around waste shipments if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. Update – Information on authorisation requirements for transporting waste through or into EU countries added to the guidance: Importing and exporting waste if there’s no Brexit deal.

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency provide information on the ‘Written Confirmation’ process, for active substances manufactured in the United Kingdom (UK), that will be adopted in a no deal scenario. Update – published an updated version of Register of Written Confirmations for UK Active Substance Manufacturers: Exporting active substance manufactured in the UK in a no deal scenario.

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs provide guidance on how to import plants, fruit, vegetables and plant materials to the UK from outside the EU. Update – inspection hours updated for Manchester airport: Importing plants, fruit, vegetables or plant material to the UK.

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs provide guidance on How to notify the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) if you plan to import animals, germplasm and animal products from the EU. Update – word versions of the IV66 import notification form now available: EU import of animals and animal products: notify authorities.

Home Office provide guidance on how trading in drug precursor chemicals would be affected if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. Update – Welsh translation added: Trading in drug precursors if there’s no Brexit deal.

Department for International Trade provide a list of the trade and mutual recognition agreements the UK has signed with non-EU countries. Update – a free trade agreement with South Korea is now agreed in principle and expected to be signed shortly: Signed UK trade agreements transitioned from the EU.


Business Support

Triage Tool

GOV.UK has an online tool to help businesses prepare for the UK leaving the EU. Businesses can use the Triage Tool to find out:

  • what their business may need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU
  • what’s changing in their sector
  • information on specific rules and regulations

Businesses will need to answer 7 simple questions to get guidance relevant to their business.


Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Sector Primers

These sector primers aim to bring together on one webpage the top 3 – 5 issues for each sector and provide guidance. The primers link through to more detailed material elsewhere on GOV.UK. A final batch have now been published, please could you pass on to stakeholders and ask them to cascade through their networks. The sectors covered are:


Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – Sector Primers


EU Exit: Business Intelligence and Engagement Team

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Email: [email protected]


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