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Get ready for Brexit

Are you Brexit prepared

Doing business with Europe has changed. You now need to follow new rules on exports, imports, tariffs, data and hiring. The Government has developed guidance to help you or your business prepare for Brexit.


International Trade Support

International Trade Support is now available to all businesses across the Lancaster District, delivered by Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Lancaster City Council.

This is a free service where exporters and importers can expect to receive information, advice, workshops and training courses. The programme has been designed to give businesses the actual actions they need to take with a fully qualified expert including information on Custom duties and regulations plus guidance and support on the UK-EU transition.

Delivered by Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce, specialists in international trade, and in partnership with Lancaster City Council, the fully-funded service is designed to offer a comprehensive information and advisory service to businesses involved in importing and exporting.

Businesses interested in receiving this service should in the first instance contact the Chamber team on 01524 381331 or by email at




Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce offers a comprehensive package of international trade services aimed at helping your company succeed in international markets.

Whether you are planning to export for the first time, looking to buy in goods from overseas, or expanding on your existing export activity, their International trade team can offer practical advice and assistance.

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Need information and support about the new rules surrounding Brexit?  Find the latest information from Government and other bodies to prepare your company for the new rules which came into force from January 2021.

EU Exit Hub - Boost (

New rules apply to things like travel and doing business with Europe. Use the Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions for you, your business and your family.

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Webinars and videos for organisations that trade with the EU

Sign up for webinars and watch videos about trading with the EU.

Importing goods

Exporting goods

Local support

Lancashire County Council funds Boost Business Lancashire which has created a Brexit Hub for Lancashire businesses.

Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce works with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the district and has useful information about leaving the EU on its website.

The Chamber has also developed a Business Brexit Checklist.

Government advice

The Government has a useful tool to help you understand how leaving the EU may affect your business.

You can use this tool to find out:

  • what your business may need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU
  • what’s changing in your industry
  • information about specific rules and regulations
  • how to support any EU citizens you employ
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