Brexit Briefing Shows Appetite for More……...

11 Jan 2019

Published in: Black Country Chamber of Commerce News

The International Trade and Brexit Seminar saw several businesses come together to raise their questions to Chamber team and a panel of experts...

It was standing room only at the first event of 2019 at the Black Country Chamber International Trade and Brexit event with a room full of concerned business owners desperate for answers and eager for clarification on how Brexit will affect their business.


The panel of industry experts, gathered for the popular and oversubscribed event, including trade advisors, market research consultants, customs experts, HMRC and corporate lawyers spent three hours helping to provide answers and guidance for companies to maintain efficiency and effectiveness in trade.

 

Corin Crane, Chief Executive of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce was joined on the panel by Paul Wrighting, National Trade Services Manager for British Chambers of Commerce, Frances Long, Market Research Consultant at Deliberate Research, Rob Pryce, Managing Director at Clearlight Customs Ltd, Peter Wilding Brexit Advisor at FBC Manby Bowdler, Shakil Ahmed, Stakeholder Manager at HMRC and International Trade Advisor for the Black Country Chamber, Gerald La Touche.


Importers, exporters, transport and logistics, freight forwarders and manufacturers, sat listening intently to the panel as the event offered a rare opportunity to hear directly from, and put concerns and questions to, the experts, who presented on everything from AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) accreditation processes, Market Selection & Research, applying for Approved Exporter Status Authorisation, Customs and CDS, (Customs Declaration Service), the move from CHIEF to CDS and the Government's Settlement scheme and EU migrant workforce.


Paul Wrighting, said, “A lot of trade depends on the Chambers' and the service they provide. The move from CHIEF to CDS and UCC compliance and the requirement for freight forwarders to retrain existing staff to use new software is of paramount importance. The potential increase in customs declaration and the technology needed to support traditional methods of Export documentation has to be a priority”.

 

International Trade was worth over £700 billion to the UK economy in 2018, Frances Long reported, she then went on to tell the audience that during 2016/17 UK export increased to all but one of our international markets.


Corin Crane, Chief Executive at the Black Country Chamber said, “Businesses in our region, and across the UK as a whole, need clarification and help going forward after the end of March. The huge amount of people who signed up to this event is evidence enough that as a Chamber we must continue to support our businesses during the process of Brexit and for years to come, we will be running more events in the coming months”.


With more events planned on this topic we would encourage you to register for updates tor receive further information by selecting ‘International Trade’ as a communication interest via your dashboard, on your online account. If have any questions on this please click here to get in touch. 

 


So how can businesses prepare for the UK leaving the EU?

o  What your business may need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU

o   What’s changing in your industry

o   Information on specific rules and regulations


You’ll need to answer 7 simple questions to get guidance relevant to your business.

See following link:

https://www.gov.uk/business-uk-leaving-eu

The cabinet Office has launched a public information campaign which businesses can refer to. It offers everything businesses need to consider.

 

Meanwhile for the companies importing and exporting the following links offer guidance:


Buying and selling timber if there’s no Brexit deal


Classifying your goods in the UK Trade Tariff if there's no Brexit deal


Commercial road haulage in the EU if there’s no Brexit deal


Exporting animals and animal products if there’s no Brexit deal


Exporting controlled goods if there's no Brexit deal


Importing and exporting plants if there’s no Brexit deal


Importing animals and animal products if there’s no Brexit deal


Trade remedies if there's no Brexit deal


Trading with the EU if there's no Brexit deal


Exporting GM food and animal feed products if there’s no Brexit deal


Exporting objects of cultural interest if there’s no Brexit deal


Trading and moving endangered species protected by CITES if there’s no Brexit deal


Maintaining the continuity of waste shipments if there’s no Brexit deal


Existing free trade agreements if there's no Brexit deal


Importing high-risk food and animal feed if there’s no Brexit deal

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linked In

Comments

No comments have been submitted yet.

Post A Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment. Please click here to login.