It is becoming increasingly clear that there is a good chance that there will be a no-deal Brexit. And in that case, both the duties and formalities of customs will come into force and the free movement of goods, services and people will be halted.
One thing is for sure! Whatever happens, Brexit will inevitably have great short and long-term consequences for both European civilians living and working in the UK, and for companies with economic activities to and/or from the UK.
Why Belgium is the perfect location to unlock Europe's market?
- Brussels is considered the political and economic heart of the European Union. It is the seat of the most important international and multinational institutions: European Commission, European Parliament, NATO, Eurocontrol, 1500 international organizations, 160 embassies, European professional associations and federations ... .
- Belgium is perfectly located in the middle of Europe and its major commercial and industrial centers. From our country you can easily reach more than 500 million consumers in a radius of 800 kilometers.
- Belgium is provided by the most compact road and railroad system from Europe and Flanders’ logistics infrastructure comes in at 3rd place in the World Bank’s biennial Logistics Performance Index.
Our seaports - including those of Antwerp, Ghent, Ostend and Zeebrugge – connect UK companies to the European mainland in a matter of hours. The Autonomous Port of Liège is the third largest inland port in Europe, in the heart of the Rhine-Scheldt-Maas basin with direct access to the most important seaports (Antwerp, Rotterdam, Ghent, Zeebrugge).
Belgium also has the airports of Brussels, Ostend, Antwerp, Liège and Charleroi.
- Belgium has top qualified human resources. Our employees are innovative, flexible and entrepreneurial and our universities are among the world's top in the field of education in engineering (incl. Computer sciences), medicine, life sciences, psychology, economics, etc.
- Moreover, Belgium is known for its open economy without trade barriers.
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