Brexit, News.

December 2020

There is an agreement!

There is an agreement of 1200 pages between the European Union and the United Kingdom and Brexit will be a fact from next Friday! From the 1st of January 2021, the United Kingdom will be a country outside the EU and customs formalities will be required for the transport of goods. If companies are not properly prepared, there is a risk that goods will be delayed or not delivered. Is your company Brexit ready? Fill in the KLG Brexit checklist in and let our customs experts advise you.

November 2020

Brexit negotiations are still ongoing, and time is running out!

With all the news articles from last week about the US presidential elections, we would almost forget that we are waiting for news about the Brexit negotiations.

However, the news that Joe Biden has won the US presidential election may increase efforts for a Brexit deal by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. While Trump was in favor of Brexit, Joe Biden is not. It therefore seems likely that Biden will strengthen ties with the EU. The British also thought they could quickly conclude a trade deal with Trump that would make the agreement with the EU less urgent. Perhaps that is why the British would still prefer to make a trade deal with the EU.

The fact is that there is only just under two months left or the United Kingdom and the European Union to reach an agreement. Despite no progress and time is running out, the parties continue to negotiate.

June 2020

Negotiation period is not extended.

Before July the 1st, the British had to let the EU know if they wanted to extend the negotiation period. The UK officially rejected an extension, making a hard Brexit without a deal likely.

The European Union and the United Kingdom disagree on many fronts. The main disagreement is related to the free trade agreement. Negotiations have stalled and the confirmed deadline for a Brexit deal therefore will not be met and Brexit without a trade agreement is imminent.

March 2020

Negotiation mandate approved.

The mandate to negotiate a new trade agreement with the United Kingdom has been agreed by the 27 Member States of the European Union. Negotiations on the future relationship can now take place. The European Union wants to reach an agreement with the British under clear conditions. It is not yet certain whether the British government will accept these conditions.

January 2020

UK leaves the EU and starts transition period.

The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union and is starting the 11-month transition period. In the meantime, European laws and regulations remain in force for the United Kingdom.

December 2019

Premier Johnson elected.

How soon will we see an approval of the Brexit agreement? British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins the election, making a quick approval seems likely. After approval by the British Parliament, the European Parliament can also vote in January 2020.

October 2019

Another postponement.

The EU confirms the postponement of the Brexit date, now until 31 January 2020.

May 2019

May resigns.

Like Cameron, May also leaves office over Brexit. After her failure to realize Brexit, May resigns.

April 2019

Uitstel van Brexit.

De 27 EU-lidstaten die overblijven na de Brexit verlenen uitstel aan het Verenigd Koninkrijk. Nu tot en met uiterlijk 31 oktober 2019.

March 2019

The lower house votes no deal.

After May’s cabinet endorsed the provisional agreement in November 2018 and all European heads of government also agreed later that month, the British House of Commons voted to end the deal. Brexit cannot continue now and will be postponed until April 12, 2019. Before then, the British House of Commons must agree.

November 2018

Negotiators reach agreement.

May’s cabinet, the remaining countries in the European Union and the British House of Commons may consider the deal. The negotiators broadly agree, but the other parties must also approve the Brexit deal.

December 2017

The negotiations continue.

The second phase of the negotiations can start. Negotiations on the Withdrawal Agreement will be extended in order to include discussions on a transition phase and exploration of the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom.

June 2017

Negotiations set to begin.

It is not possible to just leave the Union; agreements have to be made. The first phase of negotiations between the UK and the EU start.

June 2016

British voters vote for a withdrawal.

During the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom, 51.9% (17.4 million British) voted in favor of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.