How will Brexit affect the Port of Gothenburg?

According to the current timetable, the UK is due to leave the EU on 31 January 2020, provided that the exit agreement is passed in the British Parliament and the European Parliament respectively. Below you will find out more about preparations at the Port of Gothenburg and what Brexit will entail for anyone shipping freight between Sweden and the UK via the Port of Gothenburg.

- Updated January 14, 2020 -

The UK's exit from the EU will - at least in the long run - entail changes for anyone transporting goods between Sweden and the UK. But during a transitional period until December 31, 2020, companies and EU citizens will have the same rights as they have today. In the meantime, the EU and the UK will negotiate a free trade agreement.

Thus, as it seems today, nothing will be different between January 31 and December 31, 2020 in terms of regulations and handling of goods transported between Sweden and the UK.

The Gothenburg Port Authority is in ongoing dialogue with terminal operators and the Customs Administration. We continuously monitor developments and plan preparations and actions based on the latest information available.

The Gothenburg port Authority is also working together with other relevant stakeholders in the port to make the transition period as smooth as possible at the Port of Gothenburg.

For further information about customs clearance between Sweden and the United Kingdom, visit the Swedish Customs Service website here.