BCCJ Brexit Helpdesk

The UK’s departure from the European Union (EU) could have wide-scale implications for businesses across the industrial spectrum. Continued preparation for the end of the transition period is critical for business and trade leaders. The BCCJ encourages all members to stay up-to-date with viewpoints issued by trusted business sources.

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January insights courtesy of Herbert Smith Freehills (January 31)

 

UK Gov

“Brexit Partnership pack: preparing for changes at the UK border after a no deal EU Exit”
Leaving the EU with a deal remains the Government’s top priority. This has not changed. However, a responsible government must plan for every eventuality, including a no deal scenario. We are intensifying and accelerating no deal planning to ensure we are fully prepared. We have published extensive advice on the steps that businesses and citizens may need to take to prepare for our exit from the EU. We have taken a number of steps to ensure people and businesses are prepared for a no deal scenario …
Full partnership pack available HERE

Guides for UK businesses selling services overseas
Deliver services overseas | Advice for exporters on delivery of services from a UK or foreign market base.
Market your services overseas | Advice for exporters on the promotion of services.

Public-facing market access service
Launched on 5 Sept – a way for businesses to report trade barriers they face directly to DIT. A trade barrier is something that slows down, limits or prevents a UK business exporting to or investing in an overseas market. They can affect businesses of all sizes and at all stages of exporting, even if you’re just exploring opportunities.
Ask a DIT rep if you think you’re facing a trade barrier.

The UK: a great place for your business
Every year, the Department for International Trade helps thousands of businesses get set up in the UK. The UK is the world’s fifth largest economy, and boasts low corporate tax rates, world-leading innovation and talent from world-class universities.
For information and support for Japanese companies looking to invest in the UK, read more HERE

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British Chambers of Commerce

“Business Brexit Checklist”
The UK’s impending departure from the European Union will bring change for businesses of every size and sector.

While some companies are already planning for the challenges and opportunities ahead, Chambers of Commerce believe that all firms – not just those directly and immediately affected – should be undertaking a Brexit ‘health check’, and a broader test of existing business plans.

Read more HERE

BRITISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE JOINT NETWORK BREXIT INFORMATION AND UPDATES

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Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

“Delivering UK Automotive Brexit Priorities”
This paper outlines key areas in delivering the UK automotive industry’s position on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. SMMT’s position remains unchanged in relation to the five main priorities in this paper and builds on previous work to provide focus on what next steps the government should take to deliver on automotive priorities.

Read more HERE
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EU Exit

“Government launches its ‘Prepare for EU Exit’ hub”
On 8 January the government launched a new hub for no deal Brexit information on the .gov.uk hub, which has dedicated sections for businesses, individuals, UK nationals in the EU and EU nationals in the UK. This is accompanied by a new awareness-raising campaign via radio and social media. The web pages include a tool for filtering the technical notices, partnership packs and other guidance based on company sector.

Read more HERE

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The Japanese External Trade Organisation (JETRO)
英国のEU離脱(ブレグジット)

英国は2016年6月23日に行われた国民投票でEU離脱を選び、2017年3月29日にEUに対して正式な離脱通知を行いました。英国とEUは同年6月19日から離脱交渉を開始し、2018年11月25日に離脱協定案に合意しました。英国及び欧州議会において同協定案が批准されると、協定に基づき離脱日から移行期間が導入される予定でしたが、英国議会は2019年1月15日に同協定案を否決しました。英国議会はこの後、同29日に同協定案の一部に変更を要求することを決定、EUと再協議に臨む方向性が打ち出されました。

英国には、1,000社近い日系企業が欧州の統括拠点を含めて拠点を構えており、EUにおける日本企業の重要な投資先となっています。英国のEU離脱に関する進捗状況と今後の日本企業への影響について最新情報を提供します。

Source and further reading available HERE (日本語)
ブレグジット交渉の争点と進捗状況 HERE (日本語)

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Scottish Enterprise

What will Brexit mean for sectors?

All sectors in Scotland will be impacted, some more than others
Under a no-deal scenario, UK regulations will be introduced to replace EU regulations and changes may take place, including the need for businesses to obtain new regulatory authorisations. This could affect issues such as the review and certification of products/services as well as packaging and labelling.

Read more Here

Financial support to prepare for Brexit

The Brexit Support Grant, funded by the Scottish Government, provides a minimum of £2,000 and a maximum of £4,000 to help small to medium-sized enterprises in Scotland manage a wide range of Brexit impacts.

Read more HERE