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.


18th century Anton Walter forte piano

Piano Auctions to sell in Holland after Brexit

05 February 2024

The impact of Brexit on UK overseas trade has led one auction house to open a saleroom in the Netherlands.

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‘For everyday items it will continue to be a buyer’s market’

29 January 2024

In Ireland, Adam’s of Dublin held 32 auctions over the course of 2023, raising a hammer total of €13.8m (£12m) which was up from €12.6m in 2022.

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ATG letter: Some Temporary Admission rules to be aware of

08 January 2024

I read your article in ATG No 2623 regarding UK imports set to become easier and the topic of Temporary Admission (TA) with interest.

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Report reveals Brexit continues to hurt the British art market's cross-border trade

21 November 2023

The British Art Market in 2023 report has revealed that UK global market share declined from 21% in 2016 to 18% in 2022, but it stays in second place.

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Shipping and delivery: Brexit is getting better but still a business burden

25 September 2023

It’s more than three and a half years since Britain left the EU on January 31, 2020.

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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

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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

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