Are you EU ready?

Free specialist one-to-one advice from Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub and Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce


To support SMEs across Berkshire and help improve resilience now that the UK has left the EU, a new three-way collaboration has been launched between the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub.

Running until the end of March, this new initiative is designed to help SMEs in Berkshire understand and adjust to the changes that came in on 1st January. SMEs can access free one-to-one advice on EU Exit with experienced advisers from both the Berkshire Growth Hub and the Chamber of Commerce.

Even if your business does not trade with or do business in the EU, as of 1 January 2021, new rules must be followed. The way businesses trade with the EU has changed, and they now need to be ready to comply with new customs arrangements.

We want to make sure that businesses affected by issues such as cross border trade take advantage of the support offered to ensure a smooth transition process.

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce can help with: Berkshire Growth Hub can help with:
For more information please call 01753 870600 or email

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Previous Events:

EU Exit – Trade Agreements & Rules of Origin | 18.02.21

The UK’s exit from the EU has meant that exporters and importers wishing to trade under “preference” under trade agreements, including the EU, must understands the fundamentals of the different agreements and the rules of origin used to determine when products can be considered as “originating”. During this webinar, elements such as cumulation, tolerance thresholds, minimal operations were explained.

EU Exit – VAT Implications | 11.02.21

VAT rules have changed as a result of the UK leaving the EU on 31 December 2020 and whether your business in involved buying or selling goods or services between the UK and the EU, it is important that you keep up to date with those changes. We welcomed Steve McCrindle, VAT Partner at Haines Watts for a webinar which looked at these changes and the options available for traders to manage VAT arrangements and liabilities.


Export Documentation Update | 29.01.21

Understanding and completing export documentation is crucial for businesses to ensure the goods arrive at their country of destination smoothly and can be cleared through customs quickly, building a sustainable working relationship with overseas customers.  The main focus of this webinar was to bring clarity regarding the changes in the Export Documentation field, touching some of the most important ones such as Certificates of Origin,  Preferential Origin documents & declarations including EUR1s Passports for goods and ATA Carnets.


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