How will a hard border impact
Agility is a member of BIFA (British International Freight Association) & UKWA (United Kingdom Warehouse Association) operating as a freight forwarder, customs broker and logistics provider.
Agility has representation at all the major airports/ ports in the UK & manages the customs clearance for thousands of shipments per annum.
Agility has representation through own or strategic partners in every EU country all with similar capabilities helping to provide continuity of service.
Agility is an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) which affords enhanced status for a variety of customs procedures helping to accelerated and or defer customs clearances at the borders.
Duty & tax
Agility has a customer deferment facility for the payment of duty & taxes.
Agility can assist companies with the set up and administration in case of Fiscal Representation.
Agility offers a wide range of solutions to reduce the impact of Brexit. With Agility’s existing infrastructure, skills and capabilities, we are well-positioned to support your trade between the U.K. and the E.U., no matter the final outcome.
Brexit - Possible Outcome
The UK leaves the EU with a deal on 31st January 2020
- The UK and the EU would approve a Withdrawal Agreement before 31st January 2020
- Business as usual; no new declarations required for trade between the UK / EU
- The UK & EU would trade on existing terms until 31st December 2020 under transitional arrangements which are part of the Withdrawal Agreement
The EU extends the leave date at the request of the UK
- Trade with the EU would continue on current terms during ongoing negotiations
- General Election likely in 2019. Depending on the election result, all four options would still be possible in 2020 (leave with a deal; leave with no deal; cancel Brexit; extend negotiations)
The UK leaves with no deal on 31st of January 2020
- The UK and EU would trade on WTO terms from 23:00 GMT on 31st January 2020
- There would be no transitional arrangements, unless agreed at the last minute
- Customs declarations would be required for all shipments to / from the UK and EU at departure and arrival
Brexit is cancelled
(The UK revokes Article 50)
- Possible outcome after a General Election, depending on the result
- If Brexit is cancelled, the UK would remain a full member of the EU and there would be no changes to trade arrangements
Businesses should be prepared for the UK leaving the EU with no deal on 31st January 2020 to minimize risk to their supply chains.