The UK has left the EU on 31 January 2020 and the transition period will end on 31 December 2020. Guidance documents, policy papers and draft legislation to address questions around the movement of goods between the UK and the EU, and within the UK, have been published by the UK as well as the EU. Provisions of the UK’s Internal Market Bill relating to the movement of goods between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK have attracted particular attention.
The briefing, produced jointly by the Best Friends group of BonelliErede, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Hengeler Mueller, Slaughter and May and Uría Menéndez, provides an overview of the anticipated arrangements for the movement of goods between the UK and the EU, and within the UK. It highlights key points to consider in respect of trading with the rest of the world and includes a checklist of key preparatory steps.
The Best Friends group shares a joint office in Brussels and cooperates in the area of European tax law by working together at every opportunity on cases for clients, exchanging lawyers and pooling our know-how and expertise. We believe that together our cross-border capability in Europe is second to none.