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How will Brexit affect the Port of Gothenburg?

The United Kingdom is leaving the EU on 31 January but will remain part of the customs union and the single market during a transition period, which will last until 31 December. During this period business will be as usual for those who trade with the United Kingdom. The Port of Gothenburg will continue to monitor developments throughout the transition period and is now preparing for an orderly exit in relation to the Port of Gothenburg.

-- Updated on 24-09-2020 --

On 29 January, a new exit agreement was drawn up for an orderly Brexit, which was ratified by the European Parliament. The agreement means that the UK will remain in the EU's internal market until 31 December 2020. Until then, nothing is changed for those in the EU who live in, travel to or trade with the UK during the transition period.

In July, the window closed for a possible extension of the transition period, so it is now clear that we are approaching the UK's exit from the EU single market by leaps and bounds.

The Gothenburg Port Authority is therefore intensifying the dialogue with Swedish Customs Service and the port's terminal operators to ensure that the transition will take place in an orderly manner in the port for those who operate in and use the port. In the month of October next, and the closer we get to the end of the year, we will inform about what applies to the withdrawal in general and in relation to the Port of Gothenburg in particular.

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