BREXIT

On 14 November, negotiators for the European Union and the United Kingdom published an agreement for the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union (Brexit), which must be ratified by the European Council and Parliament, and by British Parliament.

On 29 March 2019 the withdrawal will be effective, with the United Kingdom becoming a 'third country'. The withdrawal agreement establishes a transitional period until 31 December 2020, during which the community legislation will continue to be applied in the United Kingdom with respect to the interior market, the customs union and community policies.

On 14 November, a policy declaration was also published, establishing the bases of the future relationship, once this transitional period has ended.

Nevertheless, if this agreement is not in force upon the withdrawal date, the United Kingdom will be considered a 'third country', without any specific preference. This situation could have a significant effect on the organisation and/or the logistic flows of economic operators, and therefore it is essential to evaluate this impact and, insofar as it is possible, bring forward the implementation of procedures required.