Thursday, March 28, 2019

Instruments In Transit: What Artists Need To Know In Event Of 'No Deal' Brexit | hypebot

1While there's been no shortage of media coverage over the ongoing Brexit dumpster fire, one group that often gets left out of the hypotheticals and conjectures are touring musicians. Here we look at what some of the technical ramifications might be for artists transporting their instruments between the UK and rest of the EU in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit.


In this latest contribution to MusicThinkTank, Nick Louder breaks down what artists transporting instruments and touring between the EU and the UK will need to prepare for in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit.

"Currently, if you are temporarily bringing an instrument over a certain value into almost any country outside the EU you require special paperwork to prove that you will return home with the instrument in the same condition (i.e. you won’t sell it and it won’t undergo any remedial work), meaning that you don’t need to pay customs duty or tax. In a ‘no deal’ situation, you may be required to follow the same process when travelling to an EU27 country – for example, France."

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