Information on Brexit for the corporate community
Assistance on the subject of Brexit for specialists, companies and start-ups
The United Kingdom left the European Union on February 1, 2020. Since then, there has been a transition period to establish a trade deal by the end of 2020. Negotiations are now underway to determine future trade relationships and a free trade deal.
While this transition period lasts, the United Kingdom remains a member of both the EU single market and customs union. The British government also announced that it will introduce a three-phased plan for border controls for EU goods imported into the United Kingdom by 31 July 2021.
Until the new trade relationship between Germany and the United Kingdom is finally resolved, companies should anticipate uncertainty and be as prepared as possible to react.
If you are a company, a British specialist or a start-up entrepreneur, we advise you to consult the following platforms and contacts, all of which are closely following the subject of Brexit:
In and around Munich / throughout Bavaria
If you are a company in or around Munich that will be affected by Brexit, if your business is expanding in the direction of Munich and/or if you are considering Munich as a new place to live and work, you are in the right place to find useful links and contacts.
Munich Foreigners Office: UK citizens in Munich – residence permits, settlement permits, naturalization
PSC – Point of Single Contact in Munich: First port of call when contacting Munich's Economic Development unit and its corporate advisory services
Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) for Munich and Upper Bavaria: Brexit for companies resident in the catchment area (page in German only): Brexit scenarios, checklist, recommendations, FAQs, advisory services and more
Munich Startup community: German "Limited" Companies: Beware the Brexit!
National/EU information on Brexit
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs: Brexit overview and catalogue of questions and answers
EU – European Commission: Information on what aspects to keep an eye on during the transition period → The European Union and the United Kingdom – forging a new partnership
German foreign trade agency Germany Trade & Invest GTAI: Special feature on Brexit: who to contact, the latest news
British government : Information on import/export topics, limited companies, goods and services, privacy/data protection and transportation Check what's changing from January 1, 2021.
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