In what has been a one of the most turbulent days in British political history since the fall of Margaret Thatcher in the 1990s, it is rather difficult to discern exactly what the Brexit situation is today. At Tamebay we don’t take sides and only concern ourselves with how a potential deal will make an impact on ecommerce merchants trading from the UK to buyers in the European Union and beyond and specifically Europe, Brexit and ecommerce.
The situation with trade between the European Union and the United Kingdom is a critical issue when we consider Brexit and The deal on the table created by the Theresa May government is, frankly, positive. It will mean that in the months and years to come that the UK can continue to ship goods freely overseas.The May plan also means no duties or tariffs and also no delays when sending goods from the UK. All fears about delays at Dover and the rest of UK ports, or on the British border with Ireland, can be alleviated.
It is also well worth considering what a potential alternative would mean. Delays. That’s normal even with the likes of Switzerland, Norway and Iceland who are all fully accredited members of the European Economic Area. As they say regarding those future arrangements that may still operate under this deal:
There would be a need for some compliance checks with EU standards, consistent with risk, to protect consumers, economic traders and businesses in the single market. The EU and the UK have agreed to carry out these checks in the least intrusive way possible.
– European Union
It does seem rather unlikely, considering the political environment within the British Conservative party, Europe, Brexit and ecommerce, and also Labour in the UK, that this is a deal that isn’t going to succeed. A hard Brexit seems to be heading our way with increasing velocity and that does not strike us as a consummation devoutly to be wished for.