brexit – it is time to act

After over two years of negotiations, the future relationship and subsequently the trading relationship, between the UK and the EU remains unclear. Regardless of outcome however, it is certain to change.

Companies that assess their areas of vulnerability and formulate mitigation-strategies will be better prepared for the UK exit and in a better position to compete.


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It has been a turbulent couple of weeks in UK politics. Last week Boris Johnson decided to suspend proceedings in parliament from mid-September to the 14th of October. Then this week, the UK prime minister lost his majority in parliament as well as a series of votes in parliament forcing Johnson to ask the EU to delay Brexit until the end of January 2020, and denying him a new general election which could enable him to regain said majority.

Meanwhile, the EU have made it clear that the UK has yet to present concrete alternatives to the contentious so-called “backstop”.

As the outcome of Brexit remains unclear we have published a list of frequently asked questions to support you in your preparations. You can find these below.

Last updated September 05, 2019. 

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BREXIT – IT IS TIME TO ACT

After over two years of negotiations, the future relationship and subsequently the trading relationship, between the UK and the EU remains unclear. Regardless of outcome however, it is certain to change.

Companies that assess their areas of vulnerability and formulate mitigation-strategies will be better prepared for the UK exit and in a better position to compete.

Brexit - contact us Get in touch



FAQ

recent updates 

It has been a turbulent couple of weeks in UK politics. Last week Boris Johnson decided to suspend proceedings in parliament from mid-September to the 14th of October. Then this week, the UK prime minister lost his majority in parliament as well as a series of votes in parliament forcing Johnson to ask the EU to delay Brexit until the end of January 2020, and denying him a new general election which could enable him to regain said majority.

Meanwhile, the EU have made it clear that the UK has yet to present concrete alternatives to the contentious so-called “backstop”.

As the outcome of Brexit remains unclear we have published a list of frequently asked questions to support you in your preparations. You can find these below.

Last updated September 05, 2019. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Wondering if there will be any new rules you need to abide by? Or if you can travel freely for work to the UK after the Brexit date? We have gathered our most frequently asked questions and answers to them. Find out if your question has already been aswered by clicking on the link below. 

EXPECT UNCERTAINTY

Brexit - trade facilitation Mats Soderstrom

No matter the solution, Brexit will imply changes in customs procedures.

MATS SÖDERSTRÖM 
Trade and Customs Advisor, Trade Facilitation 
Business Sweden

Rules governing export to third countries differ significantly from those governing trade within the EU customs union. When the UK leaves the EU, trade from Sweden to the UK are likely to be to a third country, outside the EU customs area. In our guide you can read about the rules that apply to export outside of the EU (in Swedish). 

You can also sign up for our Brexit course that will be held the 17th of October (in Swedish). 

Our expert Mats Söderström will also share insights about the consequences of Brexit  and how you can start preparing on a live webinar on June 19th. 

Companies that formulate strategies for managing the uncertainty surrounding Brexit will be able to act faster when the outcome of Brexit becomes clearer – enabling them to be in a better position to compete.

GUSTAF BERGSTRÖM 
Market Area Director, UK & Ireland 
Business Sweden

PREPARE FOR BREXIT

Download our paper on what questions your company needs to ask itself in case of a no-deal Brexit. 

Britain's decision to activate Article 50 and the subsequent ambiguity about the Brexit outcome have created great uncertainty for Swedish companies. Though some forerunner companies have already taken action, many however remain insufficiently prepared for the British exit from the EU and the potential implications thereof.

Business Sweden's UK office follows the Brexit process closely. We provide ongoing advice to Swedish companies regarding how to best navigate the uncertainties surrounding the UK exit from the EU, as well as what measures to take to ensure continued competitiveness in the UK market, regardless of the outcome.

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Assess your areas of vulnerability affected by Brexit

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Implement mitigating actions in key areas of vulnerability

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Monitor developments of Brexit with regards to any identified dependencies that risk impacting your business in an adverse way

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Three actions to take today in preparing your company for Brexit

We are now 66 days away from the official UK exit from the EU and last week's historic defeat for Theresa May's deal in the house of commons means the future relationship between the two parties remains unclear.

What does a no-deal Brexit mean and how can you prepare?

If no deal is reached between EU and the UK prior to 29th of March, the UK will no longer be part of EU's single market and can no longer take advantage of the free movement goods, services, people and capital that comes with it.

What does a no-deal Brexit mean and how can you prepare?

If no deal is reached between EU and the UK prior to 29th of March, the UK will no longer be part of EU's single market and can no longer take advantage of the free movement goods, services, people and capital that comes with it.

Brexit - How Swedish companies should prepare - Business Sweden - Medium

Only six months away from the UK's formal exit from the EU, the outcomes of Brexit remain unclear. Companies that assess their areas of vulnerability and formulate mitigation-strategies will be better prepared for the UK exit - enabling them to stay ahead of the competition.

Three actions to take today in preparing your company for Brexit

We are now 66 days away from the official UK exit from the EU and last week's historic defeat for Theresa May's deal in the house of commons means the future relationship between the two parties remains unclear.

WE CAN HELP YOU TAKE THE NEEDED ACTIONS

Advisory services 

  • Market expansion - market entry, sales channel set-up
  • Scenario based vulnerability assessment

Hands on support

  • Partner search and selection - distributors, customs agents
  • Site localization - for warehousing
  • Business incubation and operations - registrations and incorporations, setting up a virtual office in the UK
Johan Ottosson - Brexit
 

JOHAN OTTOSSON
Project Manager,
London
+44 7572 60 98 81
Johan.Ottosson@business-sweden.se

 

GUSTAF BERGSTRÖM
Market Area Director,
UK & Ireland
+44 20 7258 5134
Gustaf.Bergstrom@business-sweden.se

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