The UK is now leaving the EU single market and customs union. The end of the transition period will affect everyone, and the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and the British Chambers of Commerce are helping businesses to consider how they can plan for the future.
Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce wishes to make sure that all of our members and customers are prepared – we are your point of contact for Transition related queries and we can advise, provide extensive training and supply the correct documentation.
Do you need Transition advice or support?
Get in touch on (01753) 870 560 or complete the form
If you missed the webinar on Post EU Transition – UK Border Controls & Customs Procedures, the recording is now available. This event looked at the new borders control arrangements and what trading businesses need to do to ensure compliance.
There are a number of actions that you can take now, which do not depend on negotiations.
Businesses that import and export goods
Travelling to the EU
Staying in the EU if you’re an EU citizen
Continue living and working in the EU
From 1 January 2021 the process for importing and exporting goods will change. Find out what you need to do to continue to:
You can continue to travel to the EU as usual during the transition period. From Jan 1st 2020 there will be new rules
Check if you need to apply to the settlement scheme if you or your family are from the EU, or from Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.
Living and working in an EU country depends on the rules in that country. You may need to check you’re covered for healthcare, register or apply for residency and check the rules regarding driving licences.
Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the Government’s top priority. With an implementation period until December 2020, this would give businesses stability, certainty and time to prepare for our new relationship after EU Exit. However, the Government must plan for every possible outcome including no deal. Without a deal, businesses may need to take action.