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As the country nears the EU exit deadline on 31 October 2019, businesses can get prepared this minute with Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, in association with Worcestershire Business Central.

Whilst we wait for further guidance from government, we know that leaving the European Union will have a significant effect on the way we trade with other EU countries, and to a lesser extent, with several other countries outside of the EU.

The Chamber has a range of services available to support your firm’s international trade activities and business planning both pre and post-Brexit, and, ‘deal’ or ‘no deal’.

With a dedicated team of international trade experts to support you with your EU exit related queries, local companies are encouraged to start their Brexit planning journey with the guidance they need to best prepare them for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

As each business has individual requirements, the services available range from:

  • A Brexit advisory helpline for quick free business advice on: 01905 673 613
    (open Monday-Friday – 9.00am-5.00pm)
  • Tailored Brexit & International Trade training courses
  • A free Brexit Essentials Preparation Guide
  • Bespoke Brexit Consultancy
  • A specialised bi-monthly newsletter featuring real time comments from business figures

The brand new Brexit International Trade Preparation Essentials guide has been developed in association with Strong & Herd LLP, and will help businesses meet the new compliances and requirements as they happen.

The changes will cover a wide range of business activities, but the guide has been designed to help you start to act right away by identifying the issues that will affect you and your company.

Key topics covered within the guide include Brexit and trading internationally, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), temporary tariff suspension, your terms of business, employing EU citizens after Brexit and much more.

Though we know it’s not possible to cover every detail in the guide because the government’s preparations for Brexit will include some temporary arrangements, businesses can be reassured that help will continue to be available to keep you up-to-date with future changes.

To pre-order your FREE International Trade Preparation Essentials Guide now, please email or order online:

If you are a local business who is unsure where to start, you have access to our team of international trade experts who can support you with your Brexit related queries and frequently asked questions. To access the Brexit advisory hotline, and to speak to someone now, contact 01905 673 613.

For companies that have a number of different Brexit queries, you can book your place on one of our upcoming training courses which will cover what has changed within international trade procedures and regulations in an interactive workshop session.

Additionally, for more bespoke enquiries we can also supply a specialist international trade consultant to spend a day at your organisation to work through existing or potential Brexit-related questions to support you in preparing your business. To enquire about any of our courses now, please email

As the final settlement between the UK and the EU remains to be agreed, there are steps that firms of all sizes and sectors can take now to start planning for the future. Whilst we encourage the local business community to access the services above, companies can still access resources provided by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) to understand exactly what conditions your business will face and how you can prepare your operations.

To find out more about any of the Brexit services available to you, please visit


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