The UK has been granted by the leaders of the European Union a new deadline of October 31 to negotiate a deal before departing the European Union (EU). The UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) could have wide-scale implications for businesses across the industrial spectrum. Being prepared for Brexit and its impact on business operations is critical for business and trade leaders.

The BCCJ encourages all members to stay up-to-date with viewpoints issued by trusted business sources. Please find below a compiled list of up-to-date resources.


British Chambers of Commerce

Unanswered questions on no deal

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a list of twenty critical questions that remain unanswered for business in the unwelcome event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on March 29.

Read list HERE

“Business Brexit Checklist”
The UK’s impending departure from the European Union will bring change for businesses of every size and sector.

While some companies are already planning for the challenges and opportunities ahead, Chambers of Commerce believe that all firms – not just those directly and immediately affected – should be undertaking a Brexit ‘health check’, and a broader test of existing business plans.

Read more HERE



UK Gov

“Brexit Partnership pack: preparing for changes at the UK border after a no deal EU Exit”
Leaving the EU with a deal remains the Government’s top priority. This has not changed. However, a responsible government must plan for every eventuality, including a no deal scenario. We are intensifying and accelerating no deal planning to ensure we are fully prepared. We have published extensive advice on the steps that businesses and citizens may need to take to prepare for our exit from the EU. We have taken a number of steps to ensure people and businesses are prepared for a no deal scenario …
Full partnership pack available HERE


RIETI-CEPR Symposium Post-Brexit World Economy | March 22

Time and Date: 13:30 – 17:20, Friday, March 22, 2019 (Registration starts at 13:00)
Venue: Toranomon Hills Forum (Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 5th Floor, 1-23-3 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Language: Japanese / English (with simultaneous interpretation)
Hosts: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) / Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Admission: JPY1000 (Students: free; please present your student ID at the reception desk)
Seating Capacity: 200
Contact: Ms. Takekawa, Conference Section, RIETI
Event link and agenda HERE (Japanese)



“Brexit News”
Explore the latest Brexit news with the CBI. With an information network that includes around 200,000 UK businesses of various sizes and industries, we provide a diverse range of news on Brexit and its implications. Our updates cover Article 50, hard and soft Brexit news and when the UK will leave the EU. We also create reports on related factors, such as the evolving UK-EU relationship, which you can find on the CBI site.

Read more HERE

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

“Delivering UK Automotive Brexit Priorities”
This paper outlines key areas in delivering the UK automotive industry’s position on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. SMMT’s position remains unchanged in relation to the five main priorities in this paper and builds on previous work to provide focus on what next steps the government should take to deliver on automotive priorities.

Read more HERE

EU Exit

“Government launches its ‘Prepare for EU Exit’ hub”
On 8 January the government launched a new hub for no deal Brexit information on the hub, which has dedicated sections for businesses, individuals, UK nationals in the EU and EU nationals in the UK. This is accompanied by a new awareness-raising campaign via radio and social media. The web pages include a tool for filtering the technical notices, partnership packs and other guidance based on company sector.

Read more HERE


The Japanese External Trade Organisation (JETRO)




Source and further reading available HERE (日本語)
ブレグジット交渉の争点と進捗状況 HERE (日本語)


Scottish Enterprise

“What you can do now”

Make Brexit planning part of your overall business plan and integrate it into your operations. There are a few things you can do now to prepare your business for the UK’s departure from the EU.

Read essential actions businesses should take now
Read our Brexit checklist