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EU Exit – Update for exporters

Latest figures from FIRA’s Statistics Digest (2018) show that furniture exports continued to grow in recent years from £0.89 billion (2015) to £1.14 billion (2017) and it is predicted that this will grow further to an estimated £1.2 billion in 2018. It is therefore essential for industry to understand the potential changes that Brexit may bring and how this impacts the export of furniture and furnishing products around the world.

Support for exporters is available via new guidance, published by the Department for International Trade (DIT), explaining changes for UK exporters to various countries in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Information by country is available by clicking on the below:

Exporting to Argentina after EU Exit

Exporting to Australia after EU Exit

Exporting to Austria after EU Exit

Exporting to Bahrain after EU Exit

Exporting to Belgium after EU Exit

Exporting to Bosnia and Herzegovina after EU Exit

Exporting to Brazil after EU Exit

Exporting to Bulgaria after EU Exit

Exporting to Burma after EU Exit

Exporting to Cameroon after EU Exit

Exporting to Canada after EU Exit

Exporting to Chile after EU Exit

Exporting to China after EU Exit

Exporting to Colombia after EU Exit

Exporting to Costa Rica after EU Exit

Exporting to Croatia after EU Exit

Exporting to Cuba after EU Exit

Exporting to Cyprus after EU Exit

Exporting to Czech Republic after EU Exit

Exporting to Denmark after EU Exit

Exporting to Dominican Republic after EU Exit

Exporting to Ecuador after EU Exit

Exporting to Egypt after EU Exit

Exporting to Estonia after EU Exit

Exporting to Ethiopia after EU Exit

Exporting to Finland after EU Exit if there's no deal

Exporting to France after EU Exit

Exporting to Germany after EU Exit

Exporting to Ghana after EU Exit

Exporting to Greece after EU Exit

Exporting to Guyana after EU Exit

Exporting to Hong Kong after EU Exit

Exporting to Hungary after EU Exit

Exporting to India after EU Exit

Exporting to Indonesia after EU Exit

Exporting to Iran after EU Exit

Exporting to Iraq after EU Exit

Exporting to Ireland after EU Exit

Exporting to Israel after EU Exit

Exporting to Italy after EU Exit

Exporting to Jamaica after EU Exit

Exporting to Japan after EU Exit

Exporting to Jordan after EU Exit

Exporting to Kazakhstan after EU Exit

Exporting to Kenya after EU Exit

Exporting to Kuwait after EU Exit

Exporting to Latvia after EU Exit

Exporting to Lebanon after EU Exit

Exporting to Libya after EU Exit

Exporting to Lithuania after EU Exit

Exporting to Luxembourg after EU Exit

Exporting to Macao after EU Exit

Exporting to Malaysia after EU Exit

Exporting to Mauritius after EU Exit

Exporting to Mexico after EU Exit

Exporting to Mongolia after EU Exit

Exporting to Morocco after EU Exit

Exporting to Mozambique after EU Exit

Exporting to New Zealand after EU Exit

Exporting to Nicaragua after EU Exit

Exporting to Nigeria after EU Exit

Exporting to Oman after EU Exit

Exporting to Pakistan after EU Exit

Exporting to Panama after EU Exit

Exporting to Peru after EU Exit

Exporting to Poland after EU Exit

Exporting to Portugal after EU Exit

Exporting to Qatar after EU Exit

Exporting to Romania after EU Exit

Exporting to Russia after EU Exit

Exporting to Rwanda after EU Exit

Exporting to Saudi Arabia after EU Exit

Exporting to Serbia after EU Exit

Exporting to Singapore after EU Exit

Exporting to Slovenia after EU Exit

Exporting to South Africa after EU Exit

Exporting to Spain after EU Exit

Exporting to Sweden after EU Exit

Exporting to Thailand after EU Exit

Exporting to the Netherlands after EU Exit

Exporting to the USA after EU Exit

Exporting to Turkey after EU Exit

Exporting to United Arab Emirates after EU Exit


Workforce and people

UK Visas and Immigration updated guidance on how to apply for an administrative review under the EU Settlement Scheme. Details of the admin review process can be found at: EU Settlement Scheme Apply for an Administrative Review

The Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) recently announced that the UK and Switzerland have reached an agreement on transitional migration arrangements in the event of a no deal Brexit. Further details can be found at: UK Swiss Transitional Migration Arrangements for a No Deal Scenario

The Home Office has issued recently updated guidance on the EU Settlement Scheme, ID document scanner locations with further ID Document scanner locations added. Details of all scanner locations can be found at: EU Settlement Scheme ID Document Scanner Locations

BEIS Sector Primers

A series of sector primers covering key industry areas are available via the “.gov” website which aim to bring together on one webpage the top 3 – 5 issues for each sector and provide guidance.

The primers link through to more detailed material elsewhere on the government’s website and are regularly updated. Relevant sectors can be found at:

Business Readiness Forum

Over the last few months, representatives from FIRA have been attending the weekly Business Readiness Forum meetings at BEIS, bringing both members and non-members the latest information on Brexit and government planning in the event of a no-deal scenario.

The next forum meeting will take place on Thursday 16th May and further detail on the content will be circulated nearer the time. As ever should FIRA Members have any questions or queries they would like posed to the panel on your behalf, please contact Suzie Radcliffe-Hart sradcliffe-hart@fira.co.uk.

A meeting summary, links to relevant information and Q&A will be posted after the meeting.

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