The impacts of a no-deal Brexit on business and industry

The potential no-deal withdrawal of the United Kingdom of the European Union on March 30, 2019 at 00:00 CET,  will affect the work permits of UK citizens in Finland, trade licences, goods trade, industrial property rights and patent issues.

A no-deal Brexit means that the United Kingdom leaves the European Single Market without a withdrawal agreement and without any transition periods.

On this page, you will find information and links to information sources regarding the impacts of Brexit in the administrative sector of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Impact on citizens

Following a potential no-deal Brexit, the citizens of the United Kingdom will no longer be EU citizens; they will become so-called third-country nationals. The provisions regarding free movement within the EU will no longer apply to them; instead, their residence and right to work will be governed by the EU’s immigration directives and national legislation.

In Finland, the no-deal Brexit applies to about 5,000 British citizens living here.

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Impact on businesses

The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU will affect the trade licences of businesses, goods trade between Finland and the United Kingdom and IPR and patent issues.,

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Links to more information concerning Brexit

Information about the withdrawal agreement: 

General information on Brexit: 

Contact person at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Johanna Rihto-Kekkonen, tel. +358 295 047 121