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Position paper - Preparing for a No-Deal Brexit : strengthening the European Union's preparedness framework

15 Oct 2019
All Committees
EU-UK Task Force

As the likelihood of a No-Deal Brexit increases, it is critical that the EU and Member States build an adequate framework of contingency measures to mitigate the disastrous effects of a cliff-edge scenario. American companies have been preparing for the worst outcome, but there remains areas where support from EU decision-makers is required nonetheless. Although the European Commission has put in place a comprehensive set of contingency measures, some sectors still lack adequate support and risk facing harsh economic consequences.

For instance, more clarity is needed regarding customs documentation for goods crossing the Eurotunnel on Brexit day. In addition to this, data and capital flows will face obstacles in absence of temporary measures ensuring their free flow between EU and UK.

AmCham EU’s latest paper on Brexit (“Preparing for a No-Deal Brexit”) points to the gaps in the current contingency framework and provides sector-by-sector input on where more measures are needed to mitigate the effects of a No-Deal outcome.