Brexit update for our EU and UK customers: March 2019

Our customers in Eastern Europe / customers of CPC Ireland

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While the United Kingdom’s plans to leave the European Union are still unclear and under discussion, our business and logistics teams have been working together to prepare for any changes which may result.

We are rebalancing our inventory to ensure supplies to our EU customers are fulfilled primarily from our Liege warehouse in Belgium. As Belgium is within the European Union our customer value proposition continues, as does the free movement of our goods and services within the continent.

Preparation in more detail

We have registered for VAT in Germany and, in the event of a hard Brexit, the majority of goods supplied from our UK (Leeds) warehouse will be imported by us into the EU through Germany. Customers will notice our new German VAT number on their invoices, and those who submit Intrastat will treat these as arrivals from Germany. There will be no significant change in the VAT treatment shown on invoices. We do not expect any significant delay to delivery times in the longer term.

We are working closely with our suppliers to minimize delivery times. More on our Brexit preparations here.

 

Our customers of Farnell UK & CPC UK

Our business and logistics teams have been working together to prepare for the changes associated with the United Kingdom preparing to leave the European Union.

UK customers will still be able to receive products held in our Liege warehouse in Belgium; there may be slightly longer delivery times for this stock in the short term. Full details about how we are working to support our customers here.

 

Our customers buying through our European businesses / Farnell Ireland

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Our business and logistics teams have been working together to prepare for the changes associated with the United Kingdom preparing to leave the European Union.

In particular for products sourced from our UK (Leeds) warehouse, we have established an import route into the EU that will minimize delays to delivery times. Supplies from our Liege warehouse in Belgium are not affected and will continue as before.

We are working closely with our suppliers to minimize delivery times. However, immediately post-Brexit, there may be some short term disruption. More here.