The Government’s announcement today of recontinued grant funding for businesses preparing for Brexit means that all businesses in the South East can now get free training in key Customs process on the new ‘Post Brexit Planning and Compliance’ course provided by the Institute of Export & International Trade.

The Government grant support means that all businesses can send their team members for free. The funding is limited, and it is expected that the funds will be used up before the deadline of January 2021.

The South East exported £22.1bn in goods to the EU in the year up to September 2019, compared to £25.2bn to non-EU markets. It is essential that businesses in the region gain the skills needed to continue trade into Europe in 2021. Failure to comply with new rules and regulations risks delays at the border, goods being impounded, reputational damage, hefty fines, and in the worst cases imprisonment.

The Government grants can be used for any IOE&IT training course. Essential skills which are needed for continued trade into Europe once the implementation period finishes at the end of 2021.

The Institute’s new course is the latest addition to its suite of courses created to equip businesses with the knowledge they need to stay on top of an everchanging regulatory landscape.

Businesses need to be able to be able to manage and reduce risks throughout their supply chains, with coronavirus, Australian bushfires, and the US-China trade war all impacting recently.

The opportunity to gain export skills for free, through the grant funding, is therefore one that businesses should look to exploit.

For more information visit export.org.uk/page/customsgrants or contact
the institute at [email protected] or 01733404400


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