Information on Brexit for the corporate community
Assistance on the subject of Brexit for specialists, companies and start-ups
The latest formal date when Brexit is scheduled to take effect now is January 31, 2020. If the UK completes ratification procedures of the Withdrawal Agreement before that, a no-deal-scenario will no longer pose a threat. But whichever break scenario is ultimately resolved or takes place will have far-reaching consequences for companies.
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.
The most important issue for now is whether a withdrawal agreement is reached, i.e. whether the planned transitional periods can in fact begin following the format Brexit date. After that, trade relations between Germany and the UK will need to be reorganized. During these negotiations, companies need to brace themselves for uncertainties and prepare as best they can.
Changes will come above all in relation to taxes, insurance, transportation and financial services. A solution equivalent to the one in place now will be targeted for the free movement of British citizens on the German labor market. Until this solution is in place, however, it is important for the people and companies affected to stay in close touch with their local registration authorities.
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
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
Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK): Central point of contact, online Brexit check, PDF Brexit checklist, Brexit newsletter and more
EU – European Commission: Information on how to prepare for Brexit → Preparedness notices for individual sectors of industry
German foreign trade agency Germany Trade & Invest GTAI: Special feature on Brexit: who to contact, the latest news
British government : Online tool, links to import/export topics, limited companies, goods and services, privacy/data protection and transportation, preparing your business for the UK leaving the EU
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