05th August 2020

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove MP has written a letter to all businesses moving goods between the United Kingdom and the European Union and between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, urging them to contact their local Chamber of Commerce for guidance.

The letter sets out how businesses should prepare for the new trading relationship with the EU following the end of the transition period. The letter ties in with the Government’s recently launched Check, Change, Go campaign and highlights practical steps businesses need to take to prepare for the coming changes.

Paul Britton, CEO of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, the fifth largest and accredited Chamber in the UK, commented:

“Michael Gove has clearly set out how UK businesses should be utilising accredited Chambers of Commerce around the UK to their advantage as a new relationship with Europe is formed.

“Since the start of this process our expert in-house teams have been working with our members and customers to get ready for the end of the transition period. With less than six months to go trading businesses must be prepared for new border procedures when importing and exporting goods to and from the EU.

“Our trade credentials and capacity across the British Chambers of Commerce network stands out from other membership organisations, providing practical essential support. The team at Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce are here to help.”