1. Supplier relationships
If your business is anything like ours, supplier relationships are key. If you plan to trade with the UK or your supply chain involves the UK, it’s important that you consider the potential impact of Brexit.
Any changes to tariffs and customs could impact costs and timings. You should ensure you are fully aware of where any stock or materials are sourced from or are going to. Speak to your UK suppliers, wholesalers and logistics companies to check on any potential problems impacting on the continuity of the goods and services you rely on to do business.
Check if your non-UK suppliers use the UK as a landbridge, as this too could result in delays and increased costs. Consider whether sourcing your goods or services in Ireland or elsewhere in the EU, if you have concerns about your supply chain.
Further practical advice on declaring goods at customs in the event of a no-deal is available on the Government website.