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​Our checklist is a guide for business to ensure they are prepared for the UK to leave the EU. The checklist has been created with Jersey Business and Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

Workforce

​WorkforceIssues to consider​​Resources
​EU Nationals
  • what percentage of your workforce is from the EU27?
  • what is the level of risk of they leave and how it might affect your business?
  • have any risk areas been identified around skills and language?
  • do you staff know the next steps to take to register as an EU citizen working in Jersey?​
​Workplace rights
  • do you have staff in the UK impacted by changes to workplace or employment rights such as working time or TUPE Regulations or leave entitlement?

Technical notice of workplace rights

​Future training needs
  • 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
  • ​​what will be your skills and labour needs over the next few years?
  • 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?

Customs, trade and taxation

Customs, trade and taxationIssues to consider​​Resources
​Supply chain
  • how resilient is your supply chain to potential border delays?
  • what customs procedures do you need to comply with for trade?
  • would you be able to provide proof of where you source your components or supplies?

UK Government Partnership Pack on gov.uk
Tariffs
  • if there are new tariffs between Jersey or the UK and the EU, do you know what these could be for your products?
Trade Tariff on gov.uk
Customs approved trader
  • do you know the benefits of becoming a customs approved trader?
Customs approved trader
Customs checks
  • ​​are you aware of current customs checking procedures?
Trader notes in preparation of Brexit
​Livestock, animal products or plants
  • ​do you transport livestock, animal products or plants to or from the EU?

Technical Notice of importing animals and animal products

Technical Notice on exporting animals and animal products

Technical Notice on importing and exporting plants

​Food
  • ​does your business have an interest in producing and labelling food, importing or exporting products protected under Geographical Indicator regulations such as Jersey Royal New Potatoes?

Technical Notice on producing and labelling food, protecting geographical food and drink names

Technical Notice on health marks on meat, fish and dairy products

Transport

TransportIssues to consider​​Resources
​Changes to transport rules

Are you aware of changes to:

  • immigration procedures
  • validity of British passports within the Schengen area
  • air, road and sea transport
  • taking your per or horse abroad

Technical notice on vehicle insurance

Technical Notice on travelling in the common area

Technical Notice on flights to and from the UK

Technical Notice on taking your pet abroad

Technical Notice on taking horses abroad

Check the validity of your passport            

Motoring
  • do you need to consider the vehicle safety and roadworthiness standards to ensure you can still drive in the EU after Brexit?
Road haulage
  • does your business require or utilise European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) international road haulage permits?
ECMT international road haulage permits on gov.uk

Regulation, compliance and consumer rights

Regulation, compliance and consumer rightsIssues to consider​​Resources
​Audit
  • do you need to do an audit of your products and services to consider all standards and regulations that apply?

 
Regulatory agencies
  • what regulatory agencies do you work with?
  • will you need to comply with different UK and EU regulations in the future?

Technical Notices on regulation

EURAL
  • 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 (EURAL)?
European Union (Repeal and Amendment) (Jersey) Law 2018
Transfer of business or personal data
  • ​​do you hold business or personal data?
Technical Notice on data protection
Consumer rights

Technical Notice on consumer rights

Legal and finances

Legal and financesIssues to consider​​Resources
​Currency
  • if there is currency volatility, will that impact you?
  • what currency is your business paid in?
  • how might volatility impact on existing and future contracts?
  • will there be cost increases to your operating model?

           
Intellectual property
  • have you considered the impact of Brexit on intellectual property (IP) protection?

Technical Notice on the exhaustion of intellectual property rights

Protecting your UK IP abroad on gov.uk

Contracts
  • do your contracts refer to any terms that should be reviewed in light of the UK leaving the EU?
  • do they make references to the UK being a member state/to the EU?
  • does your contract rely on EU regulation applicable to contractual arrangements?
Insurance
  • ​​Will you be affected if British insurance companies losing the ‘EU Passport’ will no longer be subject to Solvency II approval and the European insurance supervisory system for services in the EU?

EY briefing on Brexit for insurance

Technical Notice on banking and other financial services
​Company Law
  • ​does your business form part of a group that has a UK company with cross-border operations?
Structuring your business if there's no Brexit deal on gov.uk

Checklist PDF

Checklist for businesses to prepare for Brexit

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