BCCG Brexit advice and information: The UK has voted to leave the EU in a referendum on 23 June 2016, with 51.9% to leave vs. 48.1% to remain. Brexit due date was extended from March to 31 October 2019. On this page, you will find Brexit related news, links and articles.

Brexit Advice:
If you like to obtain direct Brexit related advice from our Brexit member expert  groups, please contact us at or see with direct contacts of members providing professional services.

BCCG members are engaged in the following Brexit expert groups:

1) Automotive and Industry
2) Banking/Financial Services
3) Legal Issues
4) Energy/Renewables
5) Professional Services/Tax
6) Start-ups
7) Trade

Date / Information
21 Jan 2021
German British Business Outlook 2021
Together with KPMG, we asked German and British companies about their expectations for the future in times of Brexit and COVID-19.
GBBO 2021 (english)
20 Jan 2021
Analyse des Brexit Abkommens - Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Die Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH stellt in dieser Analyse eine - aus juristischer Sicht - umfassende Analyse zum Brexit Abkommen vor.

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12 Jan 2021
Check duties and customs procedures for exporting goods
Find information about how to move goods from the UK to the rest of the world.

Use this service to check:

- rules and restrictions
- tax and duty rates
- what exporting documents you need

Read detailed information here.
12 Jan 2021
Pro­to­koll vom 12.01.21 zur Än­de­rung des am 30. März 2010 in Lond­on un­ter­zeich­ne­ten Ab­kom­mens zwi­schen der BRD & UK und Nordir­land
Pro­to­koll vom 12. Ja­nu­ar 2021 zur Än­de­rung des am 30. März 2010 in Lon­don un­ter­zeich­ne­ten Ab­kom­mens zwi­schen der Bun­des­re­pu­blik Deutsch­land und dem Ver­ei­nig­ten Kö­nig­reich Groß­bri­tan­ni­en und Nordir­land zur Ver­mei­dung der Dop­pel­be­steue­rung und zur Ver­hin­de­rung der Steu­er­ver­kür­zung auf dem Ge­biet der Steu­ern vom Ein­kom­men und vom Ver­mö­gen in der durch das am 17. März 2014 in Lon­don un­ter­zeich­ne­te Pro­to­koll ge­än­der­ten Fas­sung.

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11 Jan 2021
Fill in your passenger locator form
You must complete this form online before you arrive in the UK, even if you’re arriving from a country on the travel corridors list.

Read detailed information here.
09 Jan 2021
Webinars for organisations that trade with the EU
Sign up for webinars or watch pre-recorded webinars about trading with the EU.

Read detailed information here.
08 Jan 2021
Mandatory COVID-19 testing introduced to bolster border measures
International arrivals required to prove negative COVID-19 test result before departure for England.

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25 Dec 2020
BCCG Press Release: British Chamber of Commerce welcomes Brexit agreement and calls for confidence
Berlin, 24 December 2020 – with relief and joy, the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany (BCCG) welcomes the last-minute partnership agreement between United Kingdom and the EU. “This negotiation result gives German and British companies a bit more security after a long period of uncertainty in what are currently difficult economic times anyway.” says the President of the BCCG, Michael Schmidt. “Continuity in trade and investment are thus ensured: Supply chains will remain in place, jobs will be preserved and positive opportunities will continue to present themselves for export and investment." The most important thing now is to promptly turn the results of the talks into valid legal and trade regulations.

The Brexit trade deal is an important signal, especially in view of the current COVID-19 pandemic and its global economic consequences, “No country or company can currently afford further disruptions in economic trade”, clarifies Schmidt. Moreover, it is important to steer through the crisis with courage and confidence. Schmidt called on companies to continue to fill the close partnership with the United Kingdom with life, in economic relations as well as in social and security policy issues and climate protection. Or to put it in the words of Prince Charles: “We will always be friends, partners and allies. There is nothing
to add to that.”

Just as the coronavirus crisis, among other things, has accelerated digital transformation and the acceptance of new media many times over, it is now essential to use the positive experience gained from this to reshape business models worldwide. “Every crisis also offers opportunities. It is important to take advantage of them. We must look ahead and shape the future. This is what the BCCG stands for together with its members.”

The British Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V. (BCCG) is the largest British Chamber of Commerce in Europe and the second largest international Chamber of Commerce in Germany. Its patron is the British Ambassador.

Press contact: Corinna Schlag c/o BCCG British Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V., mobile: 0173 603 83 71,

Pressemitteilung (Deutsche Version)
25 Dec 2020
Brexit transition: new rules for 2021
Agreements reached between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the European Union.

Read detailed information here.
Trade and Cooperation Agreement between EU and UK
25 Dec 2020
by zdf heute
Brexit-Deal: Erste Erleichterung und Sorgen
Reaktionen aus der Wirtschaft
Das Brexit-Abkommen zwischen der EU und Großbritannien steht, die Wirtschaft atmet auf. Doch es ist zu erwarten, dass es gleich zu Beginn zu Verstößen gegen den Deal kommen wird.

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25 Dec 2020
Besser als kein Abkommen
Wirtschaft über Brexit-Handelspakt
Auf den Handelspakt zwischen der EU und Großbritannien reagiert die Wirtschaft mit Erleichterung. Dennoch befürchten Experten zusätzliche Bürokratie, unnötige Grenzformalitäten - und dass der Handel teilweise zum Erliegen kommen könnte.

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25 Dec 2020
by WirtschaftsWoche
Das Abkommen ist besser als kein Abkommen
Reaktionen auf den Brexit-Deal.
Immer wieder hatten Wirtschaftsvertreter vor einem Scheitern der Brexit-Verhandlungen gewarnt. Nun herrscht vielerorts Erleichterung bei Politikern und Wirtschaftsvertretern. Aber alles andere als Jubel.

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25 Dec 2020
Ein Deal ist besser als kein Deal
Wirtschaft will Brexit-Pakt genau prüfen
Angela Merkel spricht von "historischer Bedeutung", Boris Johnson freut sich über zurückerlangte Kontrolle und vermittelt subtil eine Botschaft – und die deutschen Fischer sind sauer. Bei der Wirtschaft herrscht zwar Erleichterung, aber alles andere als Jubel.

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22 Dec 2020
by DAC Beachcroft, Harald Loeffler
Supporting your route through Brexit
2020 war ein sehr turbulentes Jahr und jetzt kommt auch noch das Ende der Brexit Übergangszeit auf uns zu.
Obwohl es nach wie vor unklar ist, ob es zu einem Freihandelsabkommen zwischen der EU und dem Vereinigten Königreich kommen wird, ist bereits klar, dass es weitreichende Veränderungen in der Handelsbeziehung zwischen der EU und dem Vereinigten Königreich geben wird.
In der Tat werden sich die Voraussetzungen für den Handel mit Firmen aus dem Vereinigten Königreich unabhängig vom Zustandekommen eines Freihandelsabkommens zwischen der EU und dem Vereinigten Königreich ändern.
Diese Änderungen werden schon sehr bald, in den meisten Fällen ab 1. Januar 2021, eintreten und manche sogar Firmen betreffen, die nur lokal im Vereinigten Königreich tätig sind.
Wir haben einige dieser Änderungen in einer Checkliste, die Sie hier finden können, zusammengefasst.

Harald Loeffler
Partner, Leiter der deutschsprachigen Abteilung
Check List
22 Dec 2020
by motionfinity (Geesthacht), Author: Ralf Lange
Collection of selected GOV UK updates per 22 December 2020
Collection of selected GOV UK updates per 22 December 2020
Collection of selected GOV UK updates 22 Dec 2020
21 Dec 2020
EU-UK relations: parliament adopts temporary contingency measures
On Friday, Parliament adopted measures to ensure basic road and air connections in case no agreement is reached on EU-UK future relations.

Read detailed information here.
08 Dec 2020
Live broadcast with Ilka Hartmann at Deutsche Welle
Listen to the live broadcast with Ilka Hartmann at Deutsche Welle about Brexit.

Listen here to the live broadcast.
01 Dec 2020
Points-based immigration system opens
Applications for the new skilled worker visa open today (1 December), meaning the brightest and the best from around the world can now apply to work in the UK from 1 January 2021.

Read detailed information here.
05 Nov 2020
UK Borders and Trade: Letter to VAT-registered businesses about new trade arrangements with the EU
Dear Customer,

With fewer than 70 days to go – including the Christmas period – until new trading rules apply, you need to act now to continue trading with Europe from 1 January 2021.

We understand that these are challenging times, but it is important to make sure that your business is ready for these new rules. Time is running out and new customs and tax rules will not change or go away if a Free Trade Agreement is negotiated. [...]

Read the full letter here.
03 Nov 2020
by KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (Bremen)
Brexit Beyond 2020 Webinar: 5. Nov. - 14:00 h
KPMG is delighted to invite you to session two of our two-part Trade & Customs series on Brexit Beyond 2020, to be held virtually on Thursday 5 November between 2:00pm – 4:00pm GMT. As we approach the end of the Brexit transition period, our upcoming session will provide guidance on navigating the challenges around Brexit, when importing into the UK, and how to ensure your operations keep moving in a post-transition world.
Despite the current uncertainty, we can expect there to be significant impact on businesses whether there is a deal or not. Businesses will need to try and ensure their operations can continue with minimal impact on costs and to the customer - this is difficult at the best of times, but with the end of the Brexit-transition coupled with the impacts of COVID-19, we want to ensure our clients are as prepared as they can be.
From a customs perspective there is still time to act now to soften the impact on the supply chain and to try and maintain a competitive advantage. Topics to be covered during the session include:

14:00-14:10: Welcome & Introduction.
14:10–14:25: Political Overview (UK & EU)
14:25–14:45: What are the challenges for Trade & Customs as a result of UK-EU Negotiations?
14:45–15:15: An explanation of the new customs formalities in the UK, as detailed by the new UK Border Operating Model.
15:15–15:30: The Indirect Tax impacts to be aware of and potential mitigation strategies.
15:30–15:45: What actions can you take now through to the 1 July 2021, where UK import easements will end.
15:45–16:00: Q&A with our panel of experts.

Register to join the webinar on 05 November at 14:00, where our panel of experts talk through tangible actions you can take to mitigate risk, minimise disruption and maintain your reputation.

Please register for the event.

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