Brexit

The referendum in the UK on whether to leave the European Union in June 2016 created a lively debate within the art and antiques industry.

Opinion was divided between those believing Brexit would create opportunities to reform the market once it was outside EU regulations, while others were of the opinion that it would create damaging barriers to trade and the movement of objects across borders.


Masterpiece London

Masterpiece London cancelled due to rising costs and Brexit

09 January 2023

The parent company of Masterpiece London has decided to cancel the 2023 edition of the fair which had been due to take place this summer.

ATG letter: Antiques VAT mess is on top of ‘increasingly poor security’

19 December 2022

Re my letter: ‘Why does eBay charge incorrect import VAT?’ Letters, ATG No 2560). Just so you know, I never heard back from eBay, plus it seems they continue to charge the wrong 20% duty on most if not all antique items being sent into the UK.

Shipping: How rising challenges can be overcome

21 November 2022

Since Britain left the EU on January 31, 2020, and the transition period ended on December 31 that year, the way goods are moved between the UK and the EU has changed – costing more money and time.

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Book sellers face extra export red tape

18 July 2022

New environmental laws in Germany and France mean overseas sellers of smaller items such as books are tackling another layer of red tape on top of those already presented by Brexit.

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Dealers on the Brexit effect: Oven ready trade or a half-baked mess?

23 May 2022

Special report looking at the experiences of art and antiques businesses after Brexit

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Big firms keep wheels in motion

23 May 2022

Large firms have found it far easier to continue moving goods in the face of Brexit regulations.

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Brexit: what the trade bodies are doing to help

23 May 2022

Dealers’ association LAPADA collaborated with shipping company Gander & White, the high net worth advisory group Rawlinson & Hunter and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to produce a free, public guide of Brexit FAQs, which is available via the organisation’s website’s main page.

Brexit red tape: some brief relief

23 May 2022

An extra layer of Brexit bureaucracy due to be introduced next month has been delayed, giving the art and antiques sector a temporary reprieve.

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Brexit: further concerns including the cost of import VAT

23 May 2022

ATG speaks to four members of the trade about the impact of Brexit

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Trials and tribulations: case study of cross-border trade

23 May 2022

Marc and Marcia Harrison transported their own stock from their home in the Netherlands to the Chelsea Rare Books Fair in May, trialling the system they expect to use frequently in the future and hoping to demonstrate the process for their fellow book dealers.

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Relink the French connection

28 February 2022

The latest Covid restrictions to be eased make a buying trip across the Channel more realistic

Packing cases

Have your say on the government’s plan for a single export and import regulation system

01 February 2022

The UK government is consulting on its plans for a new system to help traders with imports and exports.

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ATG letter: Brexit means the correct tariff code and full commercial invoice is crucial when posting

15 November 2021

I have been a collector of early old Sheffield plate of the first period, for more than 50 years, and continue to buy at online UK auctions. I am resident in France.

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Help on hand to jump Brexit hurdles

27 October 2021

Decorative art dealer duo started their own advisory service to cope with new Brexit rules

Bonhams Paris

Bonhams to open saleroom in Paris as Sotheby’s expands wine sales in France

22 September 2021

Auction house Bonhams is to open its first dedicated saleroom in Europe this month.

UK customs

Dealer launches advice service as extra Brexit red tape takes effect

23 August 2021

A Cambridgeshire dealer has launched a customs clearance and advisory service aimed at dealers and collectors who buy in post-Brexit Europe.

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Warning over Brexit effect on British hallmarking

12 July 2021

The British Hallmarking Council (BHC) is to raise concerns with the government about the impact of Brexit on antique gold and silver exports into the EU.

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Revoke of EU cultural goods regulation could leave Northern Ireland exposed

26 May 2021

The UK government is in the process of revoking the European Union regulation on the Import of Cultural Goods.

Gander & White’s lorry

Logistics and delivery firms say business is slowly getting better

24 May 2021

Green issues are coming to the fore but the focus for art and antiques delivery firms in the past year has been dealing with Brexit and the pandemic.

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Bonhams moves Greek art sale from London to Paris

03 May 2021

Bonhams has moved its annual Greek art auction to France from London following Brexit.

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