Publicat pe 04/12/2020

Bucharest, December 4th, 2020: The Government of Romania, through the competent authorities, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR) will organize a series of informative events, which will take place online, with the general objective of providing comprehensive information on the new conditions and regulations for the main areas of economic cooperation with the UK.

 

“In 2021, BREXIT will be the main challenge for the Romanian business environment. The mission of CCIR, as well as that of the Romanian authorities is to facilitate this transition process, so that Romanian entrepreneurs are better prepared for the changes that will occur. We must not forget the fact that Great Britain is the country with which Romania registers the largest trade surplus and, at the same time, it represents the fifth export destination for Romanian products. We will involve the entire chamber network in the process of informing the business environment about the new commercial regulations as a result of BREXIT “, said the president of CCIR, Mr. Mihai Daraban.

 

Thus, on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020, the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business Environment, the Ministry of Public Finance, the National Agency for Fiscal Administration, the General Directorate of Customs, the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Communications, together with CCIR will organize an online seminar trade in goods: formalities, customs checks and controls and the effects on import / export.

 

At the same time, on Thursday, December 17th, 2020, a second seminar will be organized by the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Communications, the General Directorate of Customs and CCIR. The main theme will focus on post-Brexit regulations and procedures on the export / import of live animals, products of animal and non-animal origin, veterinary medicines and travel with pets.

The coordinates of the two online events will be communicated as soon as possible.

 

Background

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) left the European Union (EU) on 31st January 2020 so that it is currently in the transition period which will end on 31 December 2020. Thus, by leaving the EU single market and the customs union, new regulations will be implemented from 1 January 2021 on the relationship with the United Kingdom.

 

The events will benefit from the presence of high-ranking officials from the Romanian central institutions and administration, whose area of competence regulates the Romanian-British bilateral trade relations, and will address specific technical issues regarding the new customs regime, tax rules.