For whom is it?

The Brexit Impact Check applies to all businesses in Malta. You might not be aware of all the implications of Brexit, so go through all the scenarios that apply to you to determine the effects on your business.

About

The United Kingdom (UK) withdrew from the European Union (EU) and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) –hereafter referred to together as the 'Union’ – on 1 February 2020. The transition period agreed under the Withdrawal Agreement, during which Union law continued to apply, to and in, the United Kingdom, ended on 31 December 2020. The United Kingdom left the EU Single Market and Customs Union and all Union policies, and EU law will no longer be applicable to and in the United Kingdom. The substantive provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement apply irrespective of the outcome of the future relationship negotiations. It provides for:

Enhance cyber-expertise

Protect enterprises and individuals through training on leading cybersecurity practices.

Grow technical capabilities in Malta's private sector

Establish Malta as a leader in technology and cyber security.

Expand access to technical education

Provide Maltese citizens with accessible resources and technical training to elevate Malta's workforce and empower individuals to pursue skilled technology roles.

Get ready for Brexit

The United Kingdom’s decision to end its participation in the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union has put an end to the free movement of persons, goods and services with the EU as of 31 December 2020. THIS means that the EU-UK relationship has changed  significantly for businesses on both sides from THIS date onwards. The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement was reached on December 24, 2020 and entered into force on January 1, 2021.

Thus, this checklist aims to help local companies doing business in the UK to double-check their state of readiness from January 1, 2021 by providing an overview of the main areas of change that have taken place from the beginning of this year.

The topics are:

Exports

Imports

services

supply

transport

digital services

intellectual property

About

The United Kingdom (UK) withdrew from the European Union (EU) and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) –hereafter referred to together as the 'Union’ – on 1 February 2020. The transition period agreed under the Withdrawal Agreement, during which Union law continued to apply, to and in, the United Kingdom, ended on 31 December 2020. The United Kingdom left the EU Single Market and Customs Union and all Union policies, and EU law will no longer be applicable to and in the United Kingdom. The substantive provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement apply irrespective of the outcome of the future relationship negotiations. It provides for:

Enhance cyber-expertise

Protect enterprises and individuals through training on leading cybersecurity practices.

Grow technical capabilities in Malta's private sector

Establish Malta as a leader in technology and cyber security.

Expand access to technical education

Provide Maltese citizens with accessible resources and technical training to elevate Malta's workforce and empower individuals to pursue skilled technology roles.

Premise

All advice in the Brexit Impact Check is based on the Trade and Cooperation and withdrawal agreements between the European Union and the United Kingdom.

A change in the regulations applicable to trade with the United Kingdom was made from 1 January 2021. The UK is now being treated as a ‘third country’, i.e. a country outside the customs union and the single market. This affects businesses and the Trade and Cooperation Agreement still needs to be assessed in practice. Hence the information provided in this website is subject to change and Malta Enterprise will endeavour to update the content of this website. In other words, this website gives you the best advice for your business, based on the situation as it is now.