Post UK Exit Opportunities – Our Specialty

Time Left To End Withdrawal Agreement

Now is the time left to take operational measures and make strategic considerations before January 1, 2021, when the UK moves on without a foreign trade agreement with Europe.

The route the UK subsequently developed is clearly visible. This requires a strategic approach to map out the new competitive field and to discover new possibilities as much as possible.

Nicodem & Company has performed major research since April 2018 into the dynamics of the UK exiting out of the EU and to seek the opportunities forthcoming.

An extensive program has been developed to let you anticipate this impactful movement.

Make strategic use of the forthcoming opportunities!

The route to which the UK subsequently developed is clearly visible. This requires a strategic approach to identify the new competitive field and to discover new opportunities.

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Update on Dutch Logistics after Brexit

  • date 05.11.2020
  • time 08:00
  • location Online

A good logistic strategy is indispensable for Japanese companies to promote and expand their business in Europe. Located at the heart of Europe’s major economies and continuing to function as a regional logistic hub, The Netherlands continues to improve its innovative logistics infrastructure and services to provide a more effective and comfortable business climate for these companies.

The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) and the Holland International Distribution Council will hold an online seminar on Thursday, November 5th from 08.00 – 09.30 CET, on the theme of the UK’s post-Brexit logistics strategy near the end of this year. We would like to introduce what kind of impact is expected and preparations are being made in the logistics powerhouse of the Netherlands, so please refer to the program below and join us.


  • Opening words – Mr. Peter van der Vliet, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Japan
  • “Latest information on the investment environment in the Netherlands” – Mr. Jeroen Bokhoven, Representative of the Dutch Ministry of Economy and Climate Policy, NFIA
  • “Brexit brings changes in the EU-UK supply chain” – Mr. Jasper Eggebeen, Senior Manager supply chain solutions, HIDC
  • “Expected VAT (Value Added Tax) and Customs Impact by Brexit” – Grant Thornton Senior Manager Robert-Jan Brethouwer
  • “Strategic perspective looking after Brexit” – Nicodem & Company CEO Raimond Nicodem
  • Q & A

Webinar ‘Get ready for Brexit. The logistics solutions are within reach’

  • date 22.10.2020
  • time 16:00
  • location

The Holland International Distribution Council presents on October 22nd 2020 at 16:00h (CET): “Get ready for Brexit. The logistics solutions are within reach.” This webinar will be the second out of three Brexit webinars from a logistics perspective. You can register here. Missed the first one about Tax, VAT and Customs? Please find that webinar here.

Please join us for this one hour non-recorded live event as we cover:

  •  A strategic eye on the timeline and effects of Brexit in a broad perspective;
  •  Current challenges for EU-UK businesses;
  •  How to get swiftly through the Dutch ports: a single chain-wide solution;
  •  Practical guidance on logistics challenges and solutions;

There will also be a short Q&A at the end of the webinar.

This live event will be moderated by Remco Buurman, CEO of the Holland International Distribution Council (HIDC). HIDC is a public private association representing and promoting the Dutch logistics industry. More than 300 Dutch logistics organizations are members of HIDC. HIDC provides the answers to European supply chain challenges. HIDC understands your business, knows about logistics, legal and financial regulations, and gives neutral advice on the best partner for your logistics activities.

We look forward on seeing you on October 22nd. If you wish to participate, register here.

Our lineup on October 22nd:

Raimond Nicodem (Visit Raimond’s LinkedIn)
Explore, establish and stabilize: the expertise of Raimond Nicodem summarized in three words. Raimond fulfilled various international MD roles for US companies in Europe, was senior partner at KPMG and operates an independent consultancy since. Specialized in strategic turnarounds and complex operations. He has 35 years of international experience. In this 3-act of eying in on the effects of Brexit, Raimond will address the strategic angles (mitigations and opportunities), debunking the myths around Brexit and will give an a-political and practical direction for executives how to go about the post-mortem of Brexit.

Martijn Hordijk (Visit Martijn’s LinkedIn)
Portbase connects all parties in the logistics chains of Dutch ports and Martijn Hordijk is the one to talk to when Brexit comes around. Through its Port Community System, Portbase facilitates the exchange of data between companies and the exchange of information with government authorities in order to allow everyone to work faster, more efficiently and at lower cost. Their goal: to make the Dutch port community, and thereby the ports themselves, the smartest in Europe. Amongst others Portbase recently developed together with the ferry companies, interest groups, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and Port of Amsterdam Port Authority a single chain-wide solution intended to ensure the continued smooth flow of cargo through the Dutch ports following the Brexit

Jochem Sanders (Visit Jochem’s LinkedIn)
As a business development manager at the Holland International Distribution Council Jochem Sanders sees them every day; companies that are confused by Brexit. Do you take the logistics part of your operation seriously enough? With less than 80 days to go, it is very important to start thinking in solutions. Waiting is not the right strategy. Get informed about the challenges and solutions and create a new logistics perspective for your company.



Transition phase & New relationship

The diagram below shows how tight the transition period is. Much more important is what the new situation after the transition phase will bring you. We can fill in the question mark for you and assist you in following the right course.

Changing playing field

Since the outcome of the October 2019 elections in the UK, there has been rapid processing and passage of decisions and necessary legislation. This in combination with the course taken by the UK gives a predictive value about the negotiations and the outcome desired for the UK.

This outcome is not necessarily in line with the desired outcome of the EU. The “Level Playing Field” pursued by the EU is less attractive for the UK. A new playing field is created and with that a new competitive field from this change.

Our Network

Nicodem & Company has easy access to the NFIA (Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency), the operational unit of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, as well as with the regional economic development agencies (grouped in InvestInHolland). We are able to connect you with a broad network of business partners and government institutions to facilitate your setup or expansion in The Netherlands. 


Nicodem & Company is a member of Holland International Distribution Council (NDL/HIDC)

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