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B R E X I T News # 8
  • 2019-Apr-26

B R E X I T News # 8

IMCI tries to update you on the BREXIT as frequently as possible.

Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union was invoked by the United Kingdom on 29 March 2017, which may lead to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU. This means that the UK will no longer be a member of the EU. This process will have an influence on our industry.

As expressed in our recent news IMCI will try to keep you updated and to advise you on how your businesses may be affected during the forthcoming negotiations and transition period. Here comes some more information we want to share with you:

This edition follows the news that the EU and UK have agreed a further delay to Brexit until 31st October 2019. The UK will most likely now take part in the European elections starting on the 23rd May 2019 - if it does not, they may be forced to leave the EU on 1st June 2019 without a deal. A No-deal Brexit is still considered as the default outcome. Given this, all economic operators needing to place products on the EU market are advised to take the necessary steps to ensure that, where the applicable conformity assessment procedures require the intervention of a Notified Body, they will hold certificates issued by an EU-27 Notified Body.

In terms of tariffs and duties - If the UK leaves the EU in 2019 without an agreement, UK exports to EU member states will automatically defer to WTO trade rules and the UK will be subject to the ‘applied rate’ levied by the EU on external trading partners.

Please refer to the full document for further details and links to more specific guidance.

IMCI will do its best to help you in this difficult time. If you are shipwrecked in BREXIT with your CE certificates, please check with us at BREXIT@imci.org.