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Brexit Support: EU Transition Period

Find out what support is available for your business as the EU transition period comes to an end.

The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end on 31 December 2020. To help support you and your business, we have compiled a variety of resources and links below.


GOV UK Guidance and Transition check 

Visit the GOV UK website for more information on the transition period. 

A transition check is also available to help you get ready for new rules in 2021. Complete the series of transition check questions and recieve a personalised list of actions for you, your family and your business.


Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy support

To support business preparations the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is hosting free webinars to help you check the new rules and understand the actions to take.

Join a free webinar in October to understand the actions that your business needs to take before the end of the year.



ChamberCustoms is the customs advisory, training and brokerage service delivered through Chambers of Commerce across the UK. The service harnesses the reach, expertise and knowledge of the British Chamber network and offers a 'one stop shop' with direct links to all sea, air, rail and road ports and terminals in the UK.

View the ChamberCustoms brochure, or visit the website to find out more.


British Chambers of Commerce events & training 

Through ChamberCustoms, the British Chambers of Commerce have launched a webinar series designed to count down to the end of the EU Transition period. The events will be full of practical information and advice on what businesses need to do now in order to be prepared for the changes on 1 January 2021.

Webinar 1: 100 days to go - 22/09/2020, 15.30-16.30

Webinar 2: 75 days to go - 16/10/2020, 10.00-11.00

Webinar 3: 50 days to go - 11/11/2020, 10.00-11.00

Webinar 4: 30 days to go - 01/12/2020, 10.00-11.00


Through the Chamber of Commerce network, businesses can now also access Customs Declaration E-Learning Training. The training is designed to prepare businesses and trade professionals for the future of trade. The programme delivers flexible, bite-sized e-learning modules, classroom courses, and virtual classroom sessions. 


Customs Grant Scheme

HMRC has made record funding of £50 million available to enhance its Customs Grant Scheme. From 29 July 2020, organisations can apply for funding to reimburse a number of costs associated with increasing their capacity and enhancing their ability to complete customs declarations, ahead of the new rules from January 2021.


Organisations offering further support and information:


General export support:


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