Import and export workshop on 18 March goes online

THE health of all businesses and their employees located in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is the prime concern for Brexit4Business, which provides advice to those located in the area on the steps to be taken in relation to Brexit.

In light of global precautions for the COVID-19 coronavirus and building upon recommendations from the World Health Organisation, the advisory service is taking precautionary steps in accordance with UK government advice.

While it is business as usual regarding one to one advice via phone call or meeting, its Import & Export Workshop on Wednesday 18 March will run as a webinar, instead of the previously advertised event at Allia Future Business Centre in Cambridge.

The webinar will run from 9.30am until 12.30pm and the log-in details are available here. You can still choose to register for the webinar even if you haven’t already done so. All attendees are welcome to join and benefit from the invaluable advice on offer.

The free to attend online event will provide business owners with information on how to prepare for importing and exporting following Brexit. It will cover the following topics:

  • Exporting and importing within the EU
  • Global trade following Brexit
  • Export finance and insurance
  • Import and export documentation
  • Export licences
  • Export declarations
  • Import strategy
  • Trade tariffs and duties

Another workshop, scheduled for the same date and venue will also run as a webinar. The EU Settlement Workshop will run from 1pm until 3pm on March 18. The log-in details for this event are available here.

The topics to be covered include:

  • Right to work in the UK
  • EEA/Swiss v non-EEA workers schemes
  • Documentation and checks for EU workers
  • EU settlement scheme
  • Skills-based immigration system
  • Penalties for non-compliance
  • Recruiting after Brexit

Everyone who has already booked tickets for these events has been advised of the change.

Rich Olsen, senior business adviser for Brexit4Business, said: “While it is business as usual regarding one to one, face to face advice, we felt that it was prudent to switch to remote access for our larger events.

“The health of all businesses and their employees is our main concern and we are urging everyone to follow the government’s advice.”

Rich added that all future Brexit4Business workshops will be available as webinars, and for those individuals and businesses seeking one-to-one advice and support, these meetings can take place in the form of a video conference call instead if preferred.

Brexit4Business is encouraging everyone to stay up to date with the government’s latest advice on how to avoid catching or spreading the virus, which is available on the NHS website.

More information about Brexit4Business is available on the group’s website.