Despite a change in leadership in 10 Downing Street, the position of the UK, along with Gibraltar, in leaving the European Union remains unclarified, although at the time of going to press diplomatic manoeuvres were under way between the UK and primary EU players, Germany and France.
HMGoG’s message to citizens and businesses is that they should inform themselves and make the necessary preparations for a “no deal” Brexit. Businesses should contact suppliers and establish that there are no issues with the supply chain that could affect getting anticipated goods to Gibraltar. The Brexit section of the Gibraltar Government website (gibraltar.gov.gi) contains copies of the Technical Notices which have already been published across a number of different areas.
Businesses who have a query should contact the relevant department for advice.
The Deputy Chief Minister, who is responsible for work related to Gibraltar’s departure from the European Union said, “The Government, over the next few weeks, will be reminding the public to prepare for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. We intend to issue once again the advice we have given covering issues like passports, identity cards, driving licences and health cards. This is important to both the general public and to the business community.
An advertising campaign in the local press and on the Government’s social media platforms will be part of the strategy as we prepare to leave the European Union on 31 October.”