Brexit FAQs Marketing

Ever since the UK voted to leave the European Union there has been an element of uncertainty over the effect of Brexit on companies in the UK. As the specifics of how the UK will exit the EU will be the subject of the negotiations, the exact implications are still difficult to predict at the moment. However, in order to offer some practical support we have asked our in-house experts from the Marketing department to answer frequently asked questions from companies based in the UK.

I would like to exhibit at one of the German trade fairs, can I still bring along all my equipment from the UK?

Currently, there is no documentation required in order to take all your exhibition equipment to a trade fair in Germany. This may change post-Brexit and you may then wish to consider arranging for an “ATA Carnet” for commercial samples, professional equipment or goods for presentation, trade fairs and exhibitions.

The ATA Carnet is an international customs document permitting the duty-free and tax-free temporary export and import of goods for up to one year. This can be obtained from the London Chamber of Industry & Commerce.

Depending on the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations you may also need to arrange for Schengen Visas and short term work permits for your British employees who will staff your exhibition stand in Germany.