Following the implementation of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 by the UK Government, the United Kingdom has now left the EU as of 11pm 31st January 2020 GMT.
As a result, there will now be an implementation/transition period through until the 31st December 2020, during which time the UK shall follow the same rules, procedures and laws as it currently does when trading with EU member countries.
The UK and the EU will now come together to agree on how to work with each other in 2021 and beyond under a new agreement.
We are very confident that an arrangement shall be agreed upon so that businesses can continue to work closely together as we have done so for many years.
In the highly unlikely event that an agreement cannot be reached, and the UK leaves the EU with no deal in place in 2021, please be assured that the Kurt J. Lesker Company is well prepared for this with robust solutions in place to deal with such a scenario - as well as multiple EU based entities already established.
In summary, it will be business as usual with no changes in 2020. Then in 2021, whether a deal is agreed or not, you can be assured that we will be able to seamlessly continue to support both our EU and UK based customers with the today's fast and reliable service level.
Of course, we will also continue to retain our ISO 9001:2015 certification, hold high levels of competitively priced stock in Europe, remain compliant to CE Marking, REACH and RohS where applicable and have multilingual Safety Data Sheets available as standard.
Should you have further questions regarding Kurt J. Lesker's BREXIT readiness, please contact:
Compliance and Commercial Manager EMEIA
Tel: +44 (0) 1424 458 128
We look forward to continuing to build our close relationships with our customers across Europe, and to work together on our mission to Enable Technology for a Better World.