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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 from 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 Brexit 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 www.hwchamber.co.uk/eu-exit-hub.

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