Preparing for Brexit

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22 March 2019

We are closely monitoring the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union (EU) to help Australian businesses prepare.

The UK is scheduled to exit on 29 March 2019. In a ‘no deal’ scenario the UK would leave without a Withdrawal Agreement.

The Australian Government is working to:

  • assess the implications for Australia
  • ensure risks are addressed
  • identify opportunities to enhance our relationships with the UK and EU

Australian Government Brexit guides

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Brexit guide outlines:

  • what Brexit means for Australian businesses
  • what the Australian Government is doing to protect our interests

Austrade’s Brexit guide helps businesses prepare and covers:

  • business risks and intellectual property protection
  • tariffs and regulations
  • taxation and import duties
  • UK market profiles

Australian businesses and individuals should consider how a ‘no deal’ scenario could affect them, and take steps to mitigate this risk. To prepare for all scenarios, consider if it is appropriate to:

  • seek legal advice
  • engage a migration agent, customs broker, freight forwarder or logistics provider to support preparations

UK and EU Brexit guides

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