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  1. eddie rex

    eddie rex

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    hello everyone,

    has your online sales slowed down the closer we get to brexit??
  2. Jed

    Jed

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    No difference.

    This will be fairly industry specific though.
  3. traceyphillips

    traceyphillips

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    Genuine question: What's going to happen, in terms of trading and importing goods, when (if) Brexit happens?
  4. Jed

    Jed

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    Your guess is as good as anyone else's as there is no agreement yet.
  5. Erik

    Erik

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    I don't think this will have much of an effect on other countries - unless of course the EU regulates how international goods are being sent to the UK. Best guess, is that after Brexit, there will still be a lot of issues not only about cross border trades with the EU, but also on international trades.

    Long and tedious process as I see it, it could be possible that importing from EU would be more expensive than importing from other countries or vice versa. I guess this will be up to the negotiations that will happen.

    Wish we could hear the thoughts of others in this too. As an owner of a small to say, a medium business, whether on the importing industry or not, what would be the worst effect Brexit will bring to your business and perhaps, your ideas on the next steps of your company if and when it does so happen.

    Thoughts, everyone?
  6. magictouch786

    magictouch786

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    A lot depends on how interlinked your business is to the EU - if you regularly import goods from the EU and export to the EU then there will be negative as well as positive effects. Negative being the level of duty applied to your goods. Positive being if Sterling were to fall maybe you would be a more attractive proposition. The downside is if there is a fall in sterling - which for the medium term at least looks likely as the people in charge havent got a clue as to what to do next then those importing goods will have to pay more their goods.

    Me personally my goods are sourced locally - so hopefully a bit sheltered from brexit. Though if suppliers have to pay more I suppose i would too.

    Personal opinion on the whole issue is that we let such an important issue be decided by a 50/50 vote. We spent decades attracting foreign investment mainly from Japan and America on the basis that they could export to the EU. We gave them huge incentives to come here and it seems now that especially the car industry will downsize production. What was in essence a political football between the Conservative right wing will have huge economic repercussions on the economic prosperity of the nation. Ironically the big thing was about immigrants - yet Boris Johnson (a turk) Nigel Farage ( French/German) Rupert Murdoch ( Australian) Richard Desmond (Ukranian) will end up having influenced the matter the greatest!
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