Whilst the UK will ceased to be part of the EU on 31st January 2020, it entered a transition period which is due to end on 31st December 2020. The delay since the original Brexit date of 29th March 2019 allowed for more preparation for a no-deal scenario to planned for and potential disruption to trade reduced. A no-deal scenario would mean the the UK trades on WTO (World Trade Organisation) terms with the EU and the rest of the world, unless FTAs are in place. A no-deal is not our preferred outcome, however we are prepared just in case. Jo Bird & Co Ltd are an experienced exporter both inside and outside of the EU. Our principal products use tariff code: 3926909790 which as a Third party country would attract an import tariff of up to 6.5% (World Trade Organisation default tariffs) into the EU if the UK is outside of the EU customs union. Import tariffs do not apply during the transition period. Jo Bird & Co Ltd are working closely with our supply chain and logistics to minimise the impact on our customers following the end of the transition period. To reduce the risk interruption of manufacturing due to issues with our supply chain, we have increased stock of finished goods and raw materials, as well as ensuring that our supply chain has enough UK inventory to re-supply us rapidly. To stabilise prices with have pre-ordered raw materials at a fixed cost, as well future contracts for foreign exchange. We will continue to monitor the situation and review it in light of political developments. We will take every step possible to minimise any potential delays or additional costs to our customers within the EU. We will to continue to give all our customers the excellent quality of cabinets and service that is rightly expected of us. Guy Atkins Managing Director