As a company we, G.B.C. (Speciality Chemicals) Limited (GBC Specs UK), are monitoring the current negotiations with the European Union (EU) surrounding the possibility of the United Kingdom (UK) leaving the European Customs Union (EUCU) as a result of “Brexit”. The outcome of the negotiations is yet to be determined but to ensure that our customers do not experience unnecessary inconvenience or delays with deliveries we are working to put the appropriate solutions in place.

To this end we have already established a 100% wholly owned subsidiary, G.B.C. (Speciality Chemicals) Ireland Limited (GBC Specs Ireland) based in Dublin. In the event of the UK leaving the EUCU all mainland European customers currently ordering through GBC Specs UK on a delivered basis will be serviced by GBC Specs Ireland. These arrangements will ensure the continued free movement of goods within the EU free trade area, ongoing compliance with the VAT triangulation rules and that no duties will be applied. We will transfer all our current mainland European customers if or when it becomes necessary to our Irish company, GBC Specs Ireland. For all new enquiries, these will be dealt with by the appropriate company.

The current GBC Specs UK team will continue to support all the customer base and new enquiries so do please call your usual contact if you require any further information or clarification. Alternatively, please email us on

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