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Brexit and your business
Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is aware of the demand from our members and the wider business community for impartial and practical advice to prepare them for the UK's exit from the European Union.
We will be updating this section of our site with information from a range of relevant and respected sources and will aim to keep readers in the loop of any events or developments as we watch the Brexit situation unfold.
Brexit Business Readiness Weekly Bulletin Issue 32
Importing and Exporting
HM Revenue & Customs have provided guidance with videos about trading with the EU in a no-deal Brexit. Update – the getting ready for Brexit webinar has been added: Help and support for traders in a no-deal Brexit
Department for International Trade have shared which new trade agreements will be in place if there’s a no-deal Brexit. Update – updated to show that the UK has agreed in principle a trade agreement with the Southern Africa Customs Union and Mozambique trade bloc: UK trade agreements with non-EU countries in a no-deal Brexit
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs have provided details for finding an approved UK border inspection post (BIP) to check the animals or animal products in a consignment. Update – change of address for product border inspection posts: London Gateway, Thamesport and Tilbury: UK border inspection posts: contact details
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs have provided the changes businesses need to make to prepare their farming business for a no-deal Brexit. Update – added information about water regulation and link to further guidance on importing and exporting wine: Prepare your farming business for a no-deal Brexit
Home Office have provided details on how trading in drug precursor chemicals would be affected if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. Update – updated to add Welsh language translation: Trading in drug precursors if there’s no Brexit deal
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs have provided information on what businesses need to do to import animals, animal products, high-risk food and feed into the UK after a no-deal Brexit. Update – no actions have changed, but the page has been reworded to focus on the actions you must take to prepare for importing after Brexit: Prepare to import animals, animal products, high-risk food and feed not of animal origin after Brexit
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs have provided guidance in a no-deal Brexit, you’ll need to give prior notification before you land fish directly from your UK flagged vessel in an EU designated port. Update – updated PDFs added: Give prior notification to land fish in the EU
Animal and Plant Health Agency have provided rules for exporting horses and other equines, including ponies and donkeys, and what you need to do in a no-deal Brexit. Update – added in extra information about streamlined re-entry processes to the EU: Export horses and ponies: special rules
EU & UK Funding
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have provided details on how current and future European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) programmes would be affected if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. Update – updated to add information on the EU contingency proposals: European Territorial Cooperation funding if there’s no Brexit deal
Workforce and People
Ministries of Housing, Communities & Local Government have provided information for local housing authorities on the rights of EU citizens in the UK to access social housing, including supported housing, and homelessness assistance if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Update – change to reflect the no deal immigration arrangements for EU citizens arriving after Brexit: EU citizens in the UK: access to social housing and homelessness assistance in a no deal scenario
Department of Health and Social Care have provided guidance on how healthcare access might change for UK residents after the UK leaves the EU. Update – added link to Foreign Office travel insurance guidance in the travel insurance section: Healthcare after Brexit: visiting the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland
Home Office have provided details for UK residents informing they will no longer be able to use a European Firearms Pass. Update – updated to add Welsh language translation: European firearms requirements if there’s no Brexit deal