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We’ve put together a suite of guidance materials and toolkits to help you plan for a No-Deal Brexit.

We've also explained and provided summary briefings of UK Government and EU Notices setting out what some of the consequences will be for companies in the event of no Withdrawal Agreement being approved and implemented.

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If you’re a member of our Brexit community you can download all of the documents in full. 

All BRC retail members can join our Brexit community.


brc guidance and toolkits

Guide to preparing for a No-Deal Brexit

We’ve created a short guide to help retailers prepare for a No-Deal Brexit. It includes a simple checklist outlining areas retailers will need to address and ensure compliance with if we leave the EU without a Withdrawal Agreement:

  • Customs registrations and declarations when importing goods
  • VAT and excise duty on imported good
  • Documentation for customs and border controls when exporting goods
  • Product standards, safety and labelling
  • Data compliance
  • EU workers

Detailed guidance for members

Detailed guidance on all these issues is available for BRC members. Please note you will need to be a member of our Brexit Community to access.

Guide to Tariffs

Our short BRC Guide to Tariffs sets out quickly and clearly what types of tariffs there are, how they’re calculated and how they can be applied or altered. Plus, we outline what the UK Government’s tariff policy could be in the event of a No-Deal Brexit.


Brexit will bring an end to freedom of movement which currently allows EU citizens to live, work and study in the UK. This factsheet runs through the new EU Settlement Scheme for EEA colleagues currently in the UK and no deal scenarios.


The Irish Backstop is part of the Withdrawal Agreement and would come into effect if a hard border with Ireland can’t be avoided. It's proving to be one of the most contentious issues and biggest stumbling blocks to getting a deal agreed.

Our briefing outlines, in plain English, what’s in the current draft Irish Protocol, the subsequent amendments proposed by the UK and the key areas of disagreement. Please note you will need to be a member of our Brexit Community to access the briefing.

government and EU NOTICES


The UK Government has published technical notices setting out its approach in the event of a No-Deal. Our briefings provide a summary of the technical notices with an explanation of the key points and what this may mean for retailers.

Download our full briefings on:

Tranche 1 technical notices:
Covering customs, tariffs, VAT, and trade.
  Tranche 2 technical notices:
Covering marketing and sale of goods, data, and travel to the Schengen countries.
  Tranche 3 technical notices: Covering food labling, haulage and chemicals


The Government has also published:

European Commission Brexit Preparedness Notices

The EU has published a set of Brexit Preparedness Notices to companies in the EU in the event of a No Deal Brexit.

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