In November 2018, the Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU resulted in the publication of a Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the future relationship. These were subsequently approved by the EU Council and UK Cabinet.
Following the UK Parliamentary vote on 15 January, which rejected the Withdrawal Agreement, a high degree of uncertainty remains, and both the EU & UK Government advise businesses to prepare for a no deal Brexit on 29 March 2019.
Supporting our customers before, during and after Brexit
A no deal Brexit will have a massive impact in both the UK and all other EU countries. The consequences will be considerable, not least for the logistics sector. Businesses in non-European countries will also be affected.
To ensure that DSV is prepared for the new reality, a number of initiatives have been launched across our organisation, all of which are being coordinated through our Group Brexit project team.
The team will ensure that all DSV countries and functions are fully prepared. and we will be supporting our customers before, and after Brexit to help them manage the changes and challenges ahead.
DSV is liaising with members of the British Parliament, several relevant industrial forums, government committees and customs authorities in various countries to ensure that we are on top of Brexit developments
No deal – yet
The UK and EU have published a Withdrawal Agreement, which includes a transition period and Backstop arrangement relating to the Irish Border. This agreement was firmly rejected by the UK Parliament on 15 January, and we continue to watch developments whilst preparing for a no deal Brexit.
Meanwhile, the UK remains a full member of the EU, and rights and obligations continue to fully apply in and to the UK until 29 March 2019.
At this point in time, there is no telling if an agreement will be implemented, Brexit will be delayed, cancelled or a No Deal Brexit will become a reality.
Brexit step by step
- 23 June 2016 - the UK decided to leave the European Union.
- 29 March 2017 – the UK formally notified the European Council of its intention to leave the EU by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
- 14 November 2018 – the final Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration were published, and the UK Cabinet approved it, followed by the EU27 leaders on 25 November.
- 11 December 2018 – faced with certain defeat, the UK Government cancelled the planned vote to ratify the Withdrawal Agreement.
- 15 January 2019, the UK Parliament firmly rejected the Withdrawal Agreement drafted by the UK Government and the EU.
Both the EU & UK have recommended that businesses prepare for a no deal Brexit, effective 29 March 2019.
More about Brexit
Visit DSV's Brexit site
Information provided by the EU commission
Information provided by the UK government