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The UK has completed its separation from the EU
On 31st December 2020, the UK exited the European Union Customs Union & the Single European Market. On 24 December 2020, the UK and EU negotiators reached an “agreement in principle” on the text of a new trade and cooperation agreement to govern their relations now that the UK has left the EU. The provisional application of this agreement went live on 1 January 2021 following the ratification of this agreement by both the EU and UK. You can view a summary of the agreement here.
Businesses of all sizes and sectors must be aware of the changes ahead in order to not see any detrimental impact. Many businesses may not even know that they will be affected and must prepare.
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Our team of international trade experts can offer you and your businesses a wealth of support. From training to 1:1 telephone support plus digital events, you can choose a way to find all of the information you need.
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We have access to a team of International Trade specialists to support you with your EU Exit-related queries and frequently asked questions.
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For companies that have a number of different EU Exit-related questions, we can supply a specialist International Trade consultant to spend a day at your organisation to work through existing or potential EU Exit-related questions and support you in preparing your business.
Below are the key areas where businesses should consider whether they are as prepared for change as possible:
Taxation / Insurance
Currency / Intellectual Property / Contracts
Regulatory Compliance / Data Protection
European Funding & Public Procurement
GOV.UK Business Preparation Tool
Further Advice & Support
Changes for businesses and citizens
You need to take action now if you’re:
Latest guidance for hauliers
Importing goods into the UK
Exporting goods from the UK
Travelling to the EU
Living and working in the EU
Staying in the UK if you’re an EU citizen
External resources to help you plan
UK government transition planning tool
UK government grants for customs
UK government trade with the UK tool
EU Commission planning notices
Join the Export Academy for SME’s new to export
Business Support Helplines
Chamber Support Services
Foreign Exchange Services
Export Documentation Service
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