British Marine does not support a ‘no deal’ scenario and believes that both sides of the negotiations need to ensure that the UK and EU has a strong and prosperous relationship. However, it is right that all eventualities are planned for and it welcomes the technical guidance notes, which will help UK marine companies and employees understand what areas of their business they need to look at and plan contingencies for.
These technical guidance notes range from everything from regulations to taxation and environmental requirements to customs arrangements. The complete list is available from the GOV.UK website. Below, British Marine has listed some of the key technical guidance notes, based on feedback received from members. However, members are encouraged to review all these notes as they will help with the business planning process.
Highlighted Technical Guidance Notes
Click on the links below to review the technical guidance notes:
• Importing & Exporting
o British Marine strongly advises members to review all the notes contained in this section
• Labelling products and making them safe
o Products that require CE or Wheelmark certification i.e R.C.D., Machinery Directive, P.P.E., M.E.D.
o Changes for Notified Bodies
• Meeting business regulations
• Money and tax
o VAT for businesses if there’s no Brexit deal
o British Marine is working hard to get a deal on the future of VAT paid status on goods already placed on the market
• Protecting the environment
o Upholding environmental standards if there’s no Brexit deal
Further updates and information on all the work British Marine is doing is available to members on the British Marine website. Members can also contact British Marine to ask questions and seek further guidance. Please contact Andrew Harries, Head of External Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.