United Kingdom

Doing business in the United Kingdom

Although the British are very proud of home-grown products, they are also very interested in high-quality and innovative Dutch products. The opportunities for Dutch companies in the UK lie mainly in renewable energy, high-tech systems and materials, sustainable mobility, life sciences & health and agri-food.

Consequences of the Brexit

After the Brexit, the UK has become a third country for EU entrepreneurs and it is good to know what has changed.

Stricter customs regulations have applied in the UK since 1 January 2022. From now on, import declarations must be made immediately for imports into the UK, whereas previously you could postpone your import declaration for six months. Also, exporters of agricultural and food products are required to pre-notify their shipments.

When transporting goods to the UK, you can expect thorough border checks, which can lead to considerable delays. When transporting goods using ports in the UK, they must register with the online platform Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS). This registration is necessary in order to board a ferry and the driver must have the correct documents.

ACG International is happy to help

ACG International has extensive experience in cross border business transactions and has excellent contacts with relevant partners in the UK. We are happy to assist you in preparing your business steps, so that you do not have to experience any problems when doing business in the UK.

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