Businesses urged to get prepared for the end of the transition period

Businesses must be aware of the changes ahead when the Brexit transition period ends in December, urges Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce.

The local Chamber of Commerce has launched a brand-new EU Exit Business Support Hub in partnership with Worcestershire County Council in order to help local firms prepare for when the UK leaves the Customs Union on 31 December 2020.

Whilst negotiations are still ongoing to establish a future relationship between the UK and the EU, a no-deal exit remains a possibility.

But, whether the UK’s exit from the Customs Union results in a “Deal” or “No Deal” scenario, there will be implications for cross-border trade, and companies need to understand how this will affect them.

The extensive hub offers a range of tools businesses can use to ensure they have planned successfully for any changes come January.

Businesses can access:

  • EU-Exit Advisory – a helpline to discuss concerns, and receive guidance and support from International Trade specialists
  • Bespoke Consultancy – for businesses that have specific needs and require tailored support
  • Customs Declaration Service – for UK importers and exporters of all sizes from across the UK
  • Business Preparation Resources – a host of resources and guidance in order for businesses to prepare

Local companies can also take advantage of a range of fully funded EU-Exit related training courses, delivered on behalf of Worcestershire County Council.

The council is offering up to 15 fully funded places for Worcestershire-based businesses across the course series, with a maximum of two places per company.

The comprehensive list of training courses are delivered virtually, in line with government guidance, by our expert facilitators Strong & Herd LLP. The courses cover a variety of topics, including a Brexit Checklist, Import and Export Customs Declarations and Basic Import and Export Documentation.

To access the hub to find out more information, and to find out more about our EU-Exit related training, please visit