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Impact of Brexit on contracts and supplies

Duty tariffs, customs and rules of origin procedures will bring about changes in the procurement of British goods, such as books published in the UK. It is expected that major suppliers in Britain will have subsidiaries in the EU to ease some customs problems.

Changes to value-added tax (VAT)

For goods and services, Brexit will affect the way VAT (btw in the Netherlands) is charged from 1 January 2021. British VAT will apply to purchases in the UK and the VAT charge will no longer be reversed (verlegd) to the Netherlands. During the transition period (31 January - 31 December 2020), VAT regulations should be applied as if the UK were still part of the EU.

Medicines and medical supplies

Goods manufactured in the UK will no longer automatically comply with EU regulations. This is particularly important with regards to medicines and medical supplies. Through their branch representative NFU, the Dutch University Hospitals have raised the alarm over this problem, which also affects our dental clinic at ACTA.

If you are a member of staff or doctoral student at the Faculty of Medicine, please contact AUMC for further information.