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Brexit News

That Great Business Show - Podcast

09 October 2020

Carol Lynch, Partner, BDO Customs & International Trade, joins Conall O Móráin and Jaime Heaslip to discuss the steps that businesses need to take now to prepare for January 1st. Carol's segment begins at 33:40 mins.


Customs: Eight steps to get Brexit ready

09 October 2020

Carol Lynch, Partner, BDO Customs and International Trade discusses the necessary steps to get ready for Brexit for Enterprise Ireland.


Brexit: Making sure your customs declaration form is accurate

08 October 2020

Carol Lynch, Partner, BDO Customs & International Trade discusses the importance of understanding customs and the potential pitfalls when completing a customs declaration form for Enterprise Ireland.


Brexit: Where Do We Stand Now?

29 September 2020

Carol Lynch and Ben Twomey discuss the current status of negotiations and recomendations for Irish importers and exporters in preparing for Brexit in the Irish Tax Review | Issue 3, 2020.


BDO and Fexco partner to launch new customs clearance service, Declaron

18 September 2020

BDO and Fexco today announced the launch of a new specialist customs clearance service, Declaron, to assist Irish businesses manage the substantial increase in customs clearance documentation which will take effect from January 1st, 2021, post-Brexit.


BDO Brexit Update | A Message from our Managing Partner

10 September 2020

Michael Costello shares with you BDO’s recommendations for preparing for Brexit on 1 January.


EU Brexit Readiness Checklist

04 September 2020

The European Union (EU) recently issued a “Brexit Readiness Checklist” for companies doing business with the United Kingdom (UK).


Ireland and the UK – what you need to know about Imports and Exports

20 August 2020

Carol Lynch features in the British Irish Chamber of Commerce August newsletter, commenting on the Brexit status for the year end and what will be required of importers and exporters from a customs persepctive.


BDO Optimism Index 2020 Q2

17 August 2020

Brexit remains another concern, with just under half of businesses claiming that it will negatively impact their business - the lowest level since 2017.


Expert Commentary: Brexit | June updates

15 June 2020

Following the fourth round of post Brexit talks between the UK and EU, there are a number of key updates.


Article: UK announce post Brexit Tariff schedule

19 May 2020

The British Government has today announced the introduction of the UK Global Tariff which will come into effect on 01 January 2021. Carol Lynch, Partner, summarises how UK exports in sectors key to the Irish economy will be affected by the UK Global Tariff Schedule.

Brexit | Where are we now?

12 May 2020
While it might seem that we are in the same position as last year; the reality is that the UK is now a non-EU country; as noted by the Tanáiste in the Dáil on May 07th. In advance of the 3rd negotiating round; we look at how things stand currently, what the next steps will include and the key questions that Importers and Exporters are asking.

Put a plan in place to be Brexit-ready

17 February 2020

Carol Lynch, Partner, speaks to The Sunday Business post on the importance of preparing for new trading standards with the UK before its transition period ends in December.


Planning for Trade Issues 2020 | Trade Wars

05 February 2020

Read our Customs & International Trade team's insight into potential Trade Wars that may put Irish businesses in a vulnerable position in 2020.


Planning for Trade Issues 2020 | Dual-use & export controls

05 February 2020

The European Union operates a system of controls of sensitive items from its Member States. Our experts can assist companies determine their level of risk with regards to exportation of dual-use items and liaise with the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation on their behalf with the purpose of securing an export licence.


Brexit Customs Training

03 February 2020

Do you move goods across Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom? If so, then you need to be prepared. Customs will affect you and your business model. Be proactive and get ready.


How Can Businesses Prepare for Brexit

31 January 2020

As of Friday, 31st January, the United Kingdom has left the European Union. What does this mean for your business?


EU "quick fixes" change VAT on cross-border tranactions live from 1 January 2020

07 January 2020

Regardless of Brexit, new harmonised rules across the EU will make practical changes to the way businesses deal with cross-border tranactions.


Brexit Focused Workshops Customs & Finance

09 October 2019

BDO are delighted to be presenting at a series of Brexit workshops hosted by AIB during September and October in several venues throughout Ireland.


BDO Optimism Index Q2 2019

02 September 2019

Business optimism takes a significant hit as two thirds of Irish businesses now expect Brexit to have a negative impact.


EU - US trade war - what Irish firms should do

21 April 2019

Carol Lynch, Partner, contributes to The Sunday Business Post discussing what steps companies should take in light of recent trade talks between the EU and the US.


Anything to declare? You might do soon

18 February 2019

BDO partner Carol Lynch is urging Irish businesses to prepare for new trading standards with Britain post-Brexit.


Carol Lynch comments on alternatives to Border backstop and HMRC’s simplified customs checks

05 February 2019

Carol Lynch, Partner, Customs and International Trade Services was recently featured in The Irish Times articles ‘UK looking for alternatives to Border backstop. Do they exist?’ and ‘Border trade not covered by simplified ‘no deal’ customs checks, UK says’.


LISTEN: Irish Farmer's Journal Weekly Podcast Ep. 202

31 January 2019

Carol Lynch, Partner, Customs and International Trade Services spoke to Thomas Hubert on the Irish Farmer's Journal Weekly Podcast, episode 202, about the technicalities involved when shipping agri-food products to and from the UK in a no-deal Brexit.


The aviation sector and Brexit

24 January 2019

Carol Lynch, Partner, Customs and International Trade Services was recently featured in The Irish Times’ special report on the aviation finance industry.


37% of Irish Businesses fear a ‘no deal Brexit’ will have a negative impact on jobs within their organisation – BDO Optimism Index

14 December 2018

BDO Quarterly Optimism Index: Despite Brexit uncertainty, optimism levels among Irish businesses have improved by 2.9% compared with Q3 2017, the biggest jump in Q3 since 2014.


Carol Lynch speaks to Cliff Taylor on 'How the Brexit withdrawal deal would limit damage to Ireland'

14 November 2018

Carol Lynch, Partner, comments in The Irish Times* on how the drafted withdrawal agreement could mitigate the burden for Ireland.


LISTEN: Tony Connelly's Brexit Republic Speaks to Carol Lynch

09 November 2018

Carol Lynch, Partner, was recently featured on Tony Connelly's 'Brexit Republic' podcast to speak about what will happen to Irish businesses from a customs perspective if no deal is agreed, or later if a free trade agreement is reached.


‘Brexit risks for farming grow more real as talks go down to the wire’ – Carol Lynch’s analysis on Irish Independent Farming

16 October 2018

While Brexit talks hit another impasse over the weekend ahead of tomorrow’s EU Summit in Belgium, the risk for the agriculture and food sector is becoming increasingly real.


Irish companies stockpile goods in UK to counter no-deal Brexit

25 September 2018

Carol Lynch, Partner, comments in the Financial Times and The Irish Times on the impact of Brexit and the availability of warehousing space for companies reviewing their supply chains.


Customs Training for Brexit

24 August 2018

Do you move goods across Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom? If so, then you need to be prepared. Customs will affect you and your business model. Be proactive and get ready.


Are you Brexit Ready?

22 August 2018

The EU Council met during the last week in June to discuss a range of issues from Migration, to the growing Global Trade tensions and deterioration in EU-US relations along with the reform of the Economic and Monetary Unit.


Housing and Brexit are Worrying Irish Firms

12 July 2018

BDO survey finds 30% of companies want housing supply improved


Brexit Uncertainy is Ireland's Gain

03 July 2018

Katharine Byrne, Partner Corporate Finance, comments in the Sunday Business Post 2018 Corporate Transactions Report. 


Contingency Planning in the Event of a Hard Brexit

27 June 2018

As the Brexit negotiations stall there is increasing concern on whether a Hard Brexit will come into effect on 29 March 2019.


Time Running Out for Bosses to Brexit-Proof Businesses and Get Ahead

21 May 2018

The European chief negotiator for the UK exiting the EU, Michel Barnier, has stated that the solution to Ireland’s border issue must be found before June’s European Council summit, if there is to be any hope of completing the final Withdrawal Agreement by October. However, this now seems unlikely.


Brexit Impact on Hauliers, Freight Forwarders & Exporters

10 May 2018

From a continental perspective, 56.8% of Irish exports by value are delivered to other European countries and this figure is expected to grow further.


Brexit Funding Support

10 May 2018

As a follow on to our piece on this last year we find companies often ask what supports are out there to prepare for Brexit.


Carol Lynch Comments Used in Business Plus Article - 'Scoping Brexit'

03 May 2018

BDO Ireland has set up a Brexit tast force to help its clients prepare for changes looming on the horizon. The financial services firm is helping clients to assess and map out their supply chains, as well as providing guidance on the....


Shine a Spotlight on the Chain...

01 May 2018

Carol Lynch, Partner with BDO customs and International Trade Services, comments on post-Brexit trading in the Sunday Business Post.


Optimism on the Rise in Irish Business

25 April 2018

BDO’s ‘Optimism Index’ has been tracking business sentiment on a quarterly basis since 2011 and has found Irish businesses to be....


Brexit Status - What Now?

22 March 2018

A lot has happened in March 2018 in relation to Brexit and its impact for Irish exporters.


The Latest on Brexit Negotiations

07 March 2018

Carol Lynch, Partner at BDO Customs and International Trade, provides commentary on today's speech by Donald Tusk, European Council President.


Brexit Update on Theresa May's Speech: Time to start planning is now

02 March 2018

Carol Lynch, Partner, BDO Customs and International Trade provides commentary on today's speech from the British Prime Minister.


Concern for NI-ROI Border Options with EU Draft Exit Agreement

01 March 2018

The draft agreement confirms that the first preference of the EU, along with the UK, is to conclude a Trade Agreement between the two territories.