Brexit Latest: EU Exit Business Readiness (6th August 2019)

6 August 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

The next Forum will be this week at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on Thursday 8 August, with remote participation available via WebEx. Invites with further details have been sent to relevant organisations under a separate cover. Please view our agenda for information and we will include the presentation and Q&A in the next bulletin. Our next forum will be on Thursday 12 September, further details will be sent to relevant organisations under a separate cover nearer the time.

We would really like to hear from you if there is anything in particular that you would find useful for our upcoming forum, please share your thoughts with us via [email protected].


Recent Announcements

Importing and Exporting

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the Animal and Plant Health Agency have issued guidance on plant passports to trade plants in the EU. How growers and traders can get authorised to issue plant passports, when you need to be authorised and the plants that need passports. Update – protected zones, and plants which must have passports in protected zones document updated.

Department for International Trade have provided guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to India if we leave the EU with no deal. Update – updated with link to new export guide for India on great.gov.uk and link to Overseas Business Risk report: Exporting to India after Brexit if there’s no deal.

Department for International Trade have provided Guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Norway if we leave the EU with no deal. Update – updated with link to new export guide for Norway on great.gov.uk and link to Overseas Business Risk report: Exporting to Norway after Brexit if there’s no deal.

Department for International Trade have provided guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Australia if we leave the EU with no deal. Update – updated with link to new export guide for Australia on great.gov.uk and link to Overseas Business Risk report: Exporting to Australia after Brexit if there’s no deal.

Department for International Trade have provided guidance explaining changes for UK exporters to Switzerland if we leave the EU with no deal. Update – updated with link to new export guide for Switzerland on great.gov.uk and link to Overseas Business Risk report: Exporting to Switzerland after Brexit if there’s no deal.


Other

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have updated the terms of reference and membership for the group, which discusses research and innovation policy in the light of the UK’s exit from the EU. Update – membership updated: EU exit, universities, research and innovation: stakeholder working group.


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. Please could you pass on to your members and networks. The sectors covered are:


Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – Sector Primers


Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

DCMS have issued new guidance on what to expect on day one of a ‘no deal’ scenario if you’re a creative business, small arts organisation or sports organisation that currently travels only to the EU, such as:

  • touring professional choir
  • touring chamber orchestra
  • touring string quartet
  • small touring ballet company
  • small touring theatre company
  • school football team
  • amateur sports team
  • pop or rock band

Check what you need to do.


EU EXIT: Business Intelligence and Engagement Team

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


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