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Information about Brexit and the uncertainty you face as a company is spread out and fragmented. You may feel overwhelmed because of this. Rotterdam Partners guides you through the uncertainty by assessing the most relevant reports and sources. We would like to add that Brexit is intrinsically uncertain and that circumstances are continually changing.
Ongoing uncertainty and rapidly approaching deadline command you to take action
Since the British parliament has not accepted the withdrawal agreement on January 15th, many businesses in the Netherlands, the rest of the EU and in the United Kingdom face great uncertainty. At this moment there is no agreement between the UK and the EU on the UK’s departure from the EU, so there is only one thing for sure at this stage: the UK leaving the EU without any agreement after March 29th 2019 is now closer than it ever was. The withdrawal agreement provided for a transition period March 30 2019-December 31 2020, but due to the rejection of the agreement by the British parliament this no longer holds. It is no longer time to anticipate, it is time to take action now.
Brexit is not only about trade. It also affects UK citizens in the EU and EU citizens in the UK, which also has consequences for your company if you employ UK citizens in the EU or if your company employs EU citizens in the UK. January 7th 2019 the Dutch government provided Brits living in the Netherlands with clarity regarding their situation after March 29th, also in case of a no deal. Brits are allowed to live, work and study in the Netherlands for another 15 months, from March 30 2019 up until July 1 2020. The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) offers adequate information on its Brexit page for British citizens.
How we can help you
Our Brexit portal offers you all the relevant tools available for companies, discusses the role of the City and the Port of Rotterdam related to Brexit and provides for relevant research into the consequences of Brexit on the Dutch economy. At the bottom of the page you will find the contact details of our International Trade & Investment department, that is happy to answer any of your questions related to Brexit.