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Brexit Support, Events & Training


Introduction

The GBCC has teamed up with the West Midlands Combined Authority, Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce and the Black Country Chamber of Commerce to scale up existing support for West Midlands businesses to help them prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period.

Over the coming months we will be providing a range of FREE events, resources and training programmes for businesses based in the West Midlands Combined Authority area to help them navigate this period and get ready for 2021.


Chamber Customs and Brexit Training

Take part in FULLY FUNDED accredited or high-quality training courses worth over £200+VAT per person.

Between September 2020 and February 2021 the GBCC, CWCC and BCCC are offering a limited number of free places on 24 international trade training courses which can help businesses get ready for the new trading environment in 2021.

There are a limited number of free places available on each course and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like further information on the courses included, or are interested in taking up one of the free places available, you can contact training@birmingham-chamber.com

If you are new to import and export procedures or feel that you (or your employees) could benefit from additional training, take part today:

 

Incoterms 2020 (22 September, 10am – 1pm) Click here for further details and to register

Customs Framework (23 September, 1pm – 4pm) Click here for further details and to register

Import Procedures (29 September, 10am – 4pm) Click here for further details and to register

Export Documentation (30 September, 10am – 4pm) Click here for further details and to register

Customs Declaration Training (1 October, 9am – 4pm) Click here for further details and to register

Customs Procedures & Documentation (6 October, time TBC) Click here for further details and to register

Export: Letters of Credit (8 October, 9am – 4pm) Click here for further details and to register

Brexit- Planning Overview (21 October, 9am – 4pm) Click here for further details and to register

Customs Declaration Training (5 November, 9am – 4pm) Click here for further details and to register

Customs Declaration Training (17 November, time TBC) Click here for further details and to register

Customs Framework (18 November, 1pm - 4pm) Click here for further details and to register

Free Trade Agreements (18 November, 9am - 12pm) Click here for further details and to register

Brexit- Planning Overview (25 November, 9:00am - 4:00pm) Click here for further details and to register

Import Training (26 November, 9:30am - 4:30pm) Click here for further details and to register

Custom Declaration Training (3 December, 9am - 4pm) Click here for further details and to register

Export Documentation Training (8 December, 9:30am - 4:30pm) Click here for further details and to register

Special Procedures (9 December, 1pm - 4:00pm) Click here for further details and to register

Brexit- Planning Overview (16 December, 9:00am - 4:00pm) Click here for further details and to register

Customs Declaration Training (7 January, 9am – 4pm) Click here for further details and to register

Customs Declaration Training (19 January, time TBC) Click here for further details and to register

Customs Framework (20 January, 1pm - 4pm) Click here for further details and to register

Free Trade Agreements (20 January, 9am - 12pm) Click here for further details and to register

Export Letters of Credit Training (27 January, time TBC) Click here for further details and to register

Customs Declaration Training (4 February, 9am – 4pm) Click here for further details and to register

Customs Declaration Training (16 February, time TBC) Click here for further details and to register

Export Documentation Training (24 February, time TBC) Click here for further details and to register


Brexit Briefings & Workshops

The three Chambers will be running 15 free events between September 2020 and February 2021 to support local businesses with their preparations. These events will cover key Brexit related topics and provide businesses with the opportunity to hear from a range of experts and gain practical advice and tips.

The events are as follows:

 

Brexit & UK Trade (25 September, 11am – 11:45am) Click here for further details and to register

Intellectual Property & Trademarks (7 October, time TBC) Click here for further details and to register

People & Skills (8 October, 11am -11:45am) Click here for further details and to register

Services Sector & Brexit (13 October, 11am – 11:45am) Click here for further details and to register

Data Protection: (15 October, 11am – 11:45am) Click here for further details and to register

Brexit - Planning Overview (21 October, 9am-4pm) Click here for further details and to register

Employment (12 November, time TBC) Click here for further details and to register

Free Trade Agreements (18 November, 9am - 12pm) Click here for further details and to register

Brexit – Planning Overview (25 November, 9am - 4pm) Click here for further details and to register

Brexit Planning – Next Steps (2 December, time TBC) Click here for further details and to register

Special Procedures (9 December, 1pm- 4pm) Click here for further details and to register

Brexit – Planning Overview (16 December, 9am - 4pm) Click here for further details and to register      

 Free Trade Agreements (20 January, 9am - 12pm) Click here for further details and to register


Customs, Advice & Guidance

From next year, businesses will need to submit additional documentation and engage with new customs processes and procedures when moving goods between the UK and the EU.

ChamberCustoms is our specialist customs advisory, training and brokerage service. The team can assist you with enquiries and provide you with the necessary paperwork to clear your goods through customs.

For a free consultation call or email:

T: 0121 468 0831

E: documentation@birmingham-chamber.com

Find out more here


Brexit Briefings

The Chambers have produced a number of straightforward business briefings outlining the major policy changes that have been announced so far to help bring businesses up to speed on the latest developments.

  • Click here to find out more about the upcoming changes to the UK immigration system and the EU Settlement Scheme    
  • Click here to find out more about how the end of the transition period will bring significant changes to the ways in which businesses trade with the European Union

Brexit Videos

We have created a range of video content to help businesses navigate Brexit including a series of short videos featuring some of the key changes and procedures that businesses need to be aware of ahead of the end of the transition period including:

  • Getting Ready for 2021 (watch here)
  • Customs Declarations (watch here)
  • Import Tariffs (watch here)
  • The New Immigration System (watch here)
  • The EU Settlement Scheme (watch here)
  • Incoterms (watch here)

Click here to access all of the videos featured in our Navigating Through Brexit series.