Brexit - Stupid is as stupid does!
The UK has now left the EU and has entered into a transition period that is expected to remain in place until 31 December 2020. The transition period is designed to give everyone in the UK and the EU time to prepare for changes caused by the UK leaving the EU and the customs union at the end of 2020. As a result, the way the UK trades with the EU will remain broadly the same during this transition period. This means that we won’t have to make any immediate changes to the way we think about customs or VAT in relation to the EU. However, we do need to start preparing for the changes during the transition period which must be completed before the end of 2020. What those changes are going to be we currently don’t know so can’t do anything yet!
If the UK cannot agree a deal with the EU by the end of the transition period this would mean leaving the EU without a deal and that the rules for posting items to the EU etc. will change. It is expected that the EU will treat UK imports as it does non-EU imports today. Basically for me that means more paperwork and higher costs to ship to the EU. At this point in time I can’t tell you what the impact would be on the cost of postage to the EU other than there will be an impact.
If the UK decides that Brexit is not a good idea and we stay in or re-join the EU or the single market etc., then this page becomes as useful as trying to get a politician to answer a question without either avoiding it or bending reality to line their pockets.
Brexit V2 – Last updated 20th June 2020 and made available without liability by Basil Bahrani, Tina Macnaughton’s website manager.