Read on for information on how the EU transition might affect Welsh business.
The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates has issued a letter highlighting the Business Wales EU Transition Portal and a tracker that the UK government has developed.
The Business Wales EU Transition Portal provides a central source of advice and guidance. Specifically, it aims to help businesses preparing for the new trading relationship, including information on the latest developments.
The UK government tracker can provide businesses with a personalised list of actions. The checker tool will ask questions about your business and provide all the information you need to be aware of.
He also highlights UK Government documents which businesses should read to ensure they are compliant with the new rules:
- The Brexit Transition Changes – Actions for Businesses. This document provides an overview of key actions for businesses as well as supporting guidance, helpline numbers and FAQs.
- The Sector Specific Brexit Transition Actions lists the top five actions for businesses in several sectors. These sectors are aerospace, automotive, chemicals, construction and consumer goods. Additionally, other industries covered include electronics and machinery, life sciences, metals and materials, professional business services and retail. He urges you to study these documents in detail.
Read the letter in its entirety.
EU Transition: The eCommerce Directive and the UK
The eCommerce Directive no longer applies to the UK now that the transition period is over. Rules relating to online activities in European Economic Area (EEA) countries may newly apply to UK online service providers who operate in the EEA, now that the transition period is over. Consequently, if you are a provider of online services, you should take steps in response to these changes.
Guidance outlining what has changed and what checks you need to make is available here.
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