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Importers and exporters: Don’t let Brexit disrupt your business

Brexit is coming

CMSDo you import goods from overseas, operate in international supply chains or export goods? If so, there are significant changes ahead when the UK leaves the EU Customs Union.

Whilst trade deals and timelines are to be negotiated, preparing a plan to manage Brexit now, no matter the final outcome, will ensure that you are able to service your customers and continue with business as usual.

The Cumbria Manufacturing Service, Cumbria Business Growth Hub and FW Capital will be hosting a free Prepare for Brexit workshop on Thursday February 15 at the Environment Agency’s offices in Penrith.

The session, which runs from 10am to 2pm, is designed to help you consider your ongoing strategy.

Why should I attend?

During the session you’ll hear from supply chain, international trade and manufacturing business experts who will help you consider the new business landscape including:

  • The tariffs your business may need to pay if you export or import goods;
  • The administrative processes to manage trade outside the single market;
  • An outline of the non-tariff barriers which you may need to consider including rules of origin, regulation and standards.

The session will include a panel session for you to ask questions about your specific concerns and will conclude with a workshop which will allow you time to make a plan for this.

In addition, you will learn how funding from the Cumbria Manufacturing Service can help you to bring in expertise to support you through this process.

Click here to book your free place.

The event is delivered by Cumbria Manufacturing Service in partnership with:

Growth HubFW Capital

ERDF logoThe funding that supports the Growth Hub comes from a range of sources including Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, the European Regional Development Fund, Allerdale Borough Council (Sellafield Ltd’s Allerdale SIIF, distributed by Allerdale Borough Council), Barrow Borough Council (FEDF Coastal Communities Fund Supply Chain Initiative, the Coastal Communities Fund is funded by the Government with income from the Crown Estates marine assets; it is delivered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of UK Government), Carlisle City Council, Eden District Council, South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria LEP. 

The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information, click here.

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