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Robert Hardy

Brexit Update No.14

Busy week in Brexitland…Some of the new processes mentioned below are literally only a few days old. We have given our assessment and will forward more detail as and when received (and deciphered). TRANSITION EXTENSION Whilst the deadline for requesting an extension is officially 30th June, the real date was 12th June (at least from

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Northern Ireland Protocol

Involved in Northern Ireland trade? As the Brexit deadline approaches and negotiations push on, the role of the Joint Committee (JC) becomes ever more important. It is the role of that committee to define and agree how the NI protocol will translate in to day-to-day working. It is a vital role and one that will

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BREXIT Update June

Vital deadline approaching: the transition period can be extended (once) for up to two years, providing that request is lodged by 30th June (i.e. 3 weeks’ time!). It needs to be negotiated (financial package etc.) and agreed by the 27 Member States. Team Boris have made it perfectly clear that the transition period will NOT

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BRUNCH No. 2

“EXCELLENT”, “INFORMATIVE”, “GREAT”, “GOOD USE OF MY LUNCH BREAK!” Just some of the lovely comments we got from the first BRUNCH event held on Thursday 28th May. It was a nerve wracking first attempt at this format but massively grateful to those that came along. We peaked at over 200 attendees at one point, so

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UK MFN Tariff Launched

UK have (today) released their MFN import tariff. 2000 duty lines have been removed and many have been reduced or simplified. Measuring codes have been removed and € rates have been converted to £ as appropriate. The UK MFN tariff will be applied to all imports from 1st January 2021 unless there is a trade

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BREXIT Update No: 13

Brexit is raising its head again, so probably time we raised ours! Covid-19 has rightly shifted focus and, for a period at least, has knocked Brexit off the top spot of things to contend with. We are not epidemiologists and therefore do not have a learned view on the pandemic, suffice to say that we

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Covid-19 And Brexit

2020 has certainly been an eventful year so far. Brexit got done; the transition period got going; hurricane-esque storms brought travel chaos and now we can’t travel at all. Covid-19 is threatening the very existence of some businesses and creating even more uncertainty than many of us thought possible. Staying safe has become the number

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BREXIT Update No: 12

Well that’s it then, we have left the EU! Now our attention diverts to the trade talks. Our message is ‘keep calm and carry on’…preparing. Expect Customs formalities from 1st January 2021 and prepare as such. EVERYTHING CHANGES, NOTHING CHANGES We received a lot of worried calls about the 31st January leaving date. Many thought

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BREXIT – Update No. 11

It’s been a while since we issued an update. Things have been a little quiet since the panic of the October no deal threat but, as usual, we have used the time wisely. WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO? We’ve installed new IT. New hardware and recruited new staff. We’ve moved to a larger office

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