The European Commission’s Directorate General for Taxation and Customs (DG TAXUD) launched a communication campaign to nudge businesses to prepare for a possible “no-deal” Brexit scenario.

The objective of this EU27-wide campaign was to urge companies, especially SMEs, to check whether they are ready to continue doing business with the UK and to take the necessary steps to prepare.

Should the UK leave the EU without a Withdrawal Agreement, which would put in place a transition period, it will be treated as a non-EU country for customs purposes as of the date of its withdrawal. Businesses in the EU should start preparing for this possibility, if they have not yet done so. To support them, the European Commission has issued checklists and guidance documents, as well as a list of contacts for further information.

You can find here the link to the dedicated website, available in all languages.