The UK’s departure from the European Union has brought change for businesses of every size and sector.

While some companies have been planning for the challenges and opportunities ahead, we believe that all firms – not just those directly and immediately affected – should be undertaking a Brexit ‘health check’, and a broader test of existing business plans.

Time spent thinking through the changes that Brexit may bring to your firm is paramount. 

In partnership with BOOST and BEIS, your Chamber is here to help businesses of all sizes to take  steps to prevent disruption.

Please visit the resources below, or better still, book on one of our FREE twice-weekly Brexit drop in sessions!

 

TWICE-WEEKLY BREXIT DROP IN SESSIONS
Each Tuesday and Thursday between 8.00am – 9.00am the Chamber’s Head of International Trade, supported by Chamber documentation colleagues, will be holding a drop in session to support and advise companies with their Brexit arrangements. 

The Chamber is receiving an unprecedented amount of calls for support, these sessions will allow participants to get answers to their questions in a timely manner, whilst having the opportunity to discuss wider International Trade matters.  Click here  to drop a line to the department, you will be sent a link to join the session(s) by return. 

UK CONTINUITY FTAs
The UK has successfully negotiated Continuity Free Trade Agreements with the following countries, taking effect from 1st January 2021.
click here for more.

MOVING GOODS BETWEEN THE UK AND NORTHERN IRELAND
Click here for a detailed guide to the above.

RULES OF ORIGIN
Click here for a detailed guide to the above.

UK BASED POINTS IMMIGRATION SYSTEM
The UK Government is introducing a points-based immigration system from 2021. The new system will require those applying via the skilled worker route to accrue points by meeting a number of relevant criteria, such as having a job offer at the appropriate skill level, the ability to speak English and meeting the salary threshold.  Find out what you need to know here.

COMING UP – FREE ONLINE SESSIONS…

Import / Export Procedures
18/02/2021 – click here for more/to book
18/03/2021 – click here for more/to book
9.00am – 10.00am

Incoterms
23/02/2021 – click here for more/to book
23/03/2021 – click here for more/to book
9.00am – 10.00am

Rules of Origin
16/02/2021 – click here for more/to book
16/03/2021 – click here for more/to book

CATCH UP ON WHAT YOU’VE MISSED OUT ON
The Chamber regularly hosts online webinars, advice sessions, and introductory webinars to assist members with their international trade.  You can replay the sessions you have missed, below:

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CONTACT THE TEAM
Please note: due to the unprecedented level of calls we are receiving, you are advised to email the team.  Enquiries will be dealt with, as a matter of urgency, in priority order.  To receive a detailed response more quickly, join the online sessions detailed above.

Paul Walters – International Trade Manager – export@lancschamber.co.uk 
Kevin Barrett – International Trade Documentation Officer – kevinb@lancschamber.co.uk
Reanne Nesbit – Customs Declarations Officer – rnesbit@lancschamber.co.uk 
Alex Saint-Agnan – Customs Declarations Officer – alexsa@lancschamber.co.uk