Update from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Automotive Unit

Below are the latest updates relating to the Government’s preparations for leaving the EU and other key information.

1. ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ campaign – roadshows
As part of the ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ campaign, the government will be delivering events across the UK, talking face-to-face with up to 100 businesses at each event, with the aim of making sure as many businesses are preparing for Brexit as possible.

To enable businesses to sign up to these roadshows a website for the roadshows listing dates and times, venues, and sign-up instructions has been launch. To view information about the roadshows, CLICK HERE.

The first roadshows in Northampton, Nottingham, the West Midlands, Swindon and London have already taken place but further events are being planned. At most locations sessions will be run both in the morning and in the afternoon. The BEIS Automotive team will be attending roadshows where there is a strong automotive presence.

2. Placing manufactured goods on the UK market if there is a no-deal Brexit
There has been an update to the advice on what you need to do to comply with regulations on manufactured goods you place on the UK market if there’s a no-deal Brexit.

Imports from Switzerland are now included in scope of the UK’s transitional importer labelling requirements. This means that if you are bringing goods from the EU, EEA or Switzerland, you will need to confirm whether you or your supplier will become an importer once the UK leaves the EU.

3. International Trade Update
Trade agreements that the UK is part of as an EU member state will no longer apply if there’s a no-deal Brexit. However, the UK government is working on new agreements to replace EU trade agreements after Brexit. The latest update on these agreements can be found here.

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