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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

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​Issues to consider
​Employing EU Citizens
Any EU citizen will need to apply to the Jersey EU Settlement Scheme to continue living and working in Jersey following Brexit. It takes around 6 weeks to process applications.
  • what percentage of your workforce is from the EU27?
  • what is the level of risk if they leave and how it might affect your business?
  • have any risk areas been identified around skills and language?
  • do your EU staff members know the steps to take to be able to continue working in Jersey?

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme application

Entering Jersey after Brexit

​Business travel
​Are you aware of changes to the validity of your British passport following a 'no deal' Brexit?
You can renew your passport at any time.

Validity of your passport following a 'no deal' Brexit

​Recognition of qualifications
Check as soon as possible:
  • are you aware of changes to the recognition of professional qualifications?

UK guidance on professional qualifications

EU guidance on professional qualification

​Future training needs
Check as soon as possible:
  • what will be your training needs over the coming months?
  • do your staff need to better understand some of the potential new customs and export processes?
  • do staff require wider Brexit training?

​Future staffing needs
Check as soon as possible:
  • what will be your skills and labour needs over the next few years?
  • will you need to hire someone from outside Jersey?
  • what steps will you need to take to hire them? 
  • what are the employment law implications for employees based in EU countries and the business?
  • what can you do to help retain skills and labour?

The UK's future skills-based immigration system

Importing, exporting and transporting

​Issues to consider
​Cross Border Trade
  • how resilient is your supply chain to potential border delays?
  • what new procedures do you need to comply with for trade?​
  • can you provide proof of where you source your goods?
  • do you know the trade tariff rates for imported and exported goods in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit?

If the correct tariff is not paid your goods could be held for up to 4 weeks

The European Commission's Brexit Prepardness Checklist' for companies doing business in the EU

UK guidance on temporary rates of customs duty on imports after Brexit

​Customs checks
Check as soon as possible:
  • are you aware of current customs checking procedures
  • do you transport livestock, animal products or plants to or from the EU and know what documentation to complete?

​UK flowcharts for import and export processes after Brexit

Customs and Brexit: consequences and costs guidance

Jersey Customs & Immigration Service Trader Engagement notes

​Customs Approved Trader and training
Check as soon as possible:
  • do you know the benefits of becoming a customs approved trader such as fast-tracked customs clearance procedures?
  • do you or your staff need help and training in new customs processes and compliance requirements?
How to become a customs approved trader
Check as soon as possible:
  • does your business import, export or distribute food?
  • do you have interest in products protected under Geographical Indicator regulations such as Jersey Royals?
UK guidance on importing, exporting and distributing food and on protecting food and drink names
Check as soon as possible:
  • ​are you aware of changes Brexit will bring to air, road and sea transport and taking your pet or horse abroad?
  • do you need to consider the vehicle safety and roadworthiness standards to ensure you can drive in the EU after Brexit?
  • are you aware of the EU's contingency measures to maintain essential transport connections including freight?
  • does your business require European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) international road haulage permits?

​Jersey Government's guidance on transport and travel

European Commission's measures designed to limit disruption

How to apply for ECMT permits

Regulations, finances and data

​ Issues to consider
​Consumer rights
​Are you aware of the levels of consumer protection afforded to Jersey citizen?
​Further information available from Jersey Trading Standards and Jersey Citizens Advice

​Regulation and competition policy
Check as soon as possible:
  • what regulatory do you work with?
  • will your insurance policies be affected by Brexit- related changes to the business environment?
  • are you insured for storing additional stock or raw materials?
Further information available from The Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities
​Legal changes
Check as soon as possible:
  • should terms of your contracts be reviewed in light of Brexit?
  • do they make references to the EU/ the UK being a member state?
  • does your contract rely on EU regulation applicable to contractual arrangements?
  • does your business form part of a group that has a UK company with cross-border operations?
  • is your business impacted by changes brought about by or made as a result of implementing legislation under the European Union (Repeal and Amendment) (Jersey) Law 2018?

The law allows for swift changes to domestic legislation necessary as a result of Brexit

UK guidance on civil legal cases if there's no Brexit deal

UK guidance on structuring your business

European Union (Repeal and Amendment) (Jersey) Law 2018
​Intellectual Property and transfer of business or personal data
Check as soon as possible:
  • ​have you contacted trademark bodies/solicitors/IP advisors on how to protect your intellectual property?
  • do you hold business or personal data?

Although Jersey remains a third country for Data Protection, maintaining its own data protection legislative framework, Brexit will change the legal framework governing transfers of personal data from organisations in the EU to the UK.

For further advice on using personal data in your business or see the website of Jersey’s Information Commissioner

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