Brexit is not just about the possible import levies. The economic consequences reach much farther than that. Are you prepared? Experts can tell you all about the impact on horticulture in a webinar from World Horti Center. Eline van den Berg speaks for Royal FloraHolland about the impact analysis that the company executed. Are you interested? Note down the date 29 October 2020.
The United Kingdom (UK) left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Until 31 December there is a transition period. During this period, the UK has to comply with EU laws and regulations. After this date, the EU laws and regulations will no longer apply to the UK, and doing business with new borders, higher import costs, more complex procedures and more controls, will change considerably.
Brexit could have major consequences for horticulture companies in the Netherlands, and could affect your company as well. Were you able to prepare for this during this relatively short transition period? What lies ahead with regards to trade from and to the United Kingdom? World Horti Center and experts of partner organisations shed light on the economic consequences of Brexit during this webinar.
Eline van den Berg from Royal FloraHolland speaks about the impact analysis that the company executed. "This analysis shows that the more expensive Dutch ornamental plants or flowers have major consequences for the market and for our competitive position in the United Kingdom." During the analysis, attention was given to the changes in the transport process for flowers and plants to the United Kingdom. Additional costs may be incurred.
"There is little attention for this impact of Brexit on the floriculture industry. That's why we wanted to list all the changes that will be coming and to which extent flowers will become more expensive for the UK. For example, higher customs charges, import levies, decline in currency, delay in the process due to inspections at the borders."