9,749 contacts access Chambers’ UK-EU Transition helpline

February 16, 2021

Since launching the UK-EU Transition Support helpline five weeks ago the Chamber has made contact with over 9,500 people.

Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with the CPCA Growth Hub, is on hand to offer you the essential advice and support you need as a business to ensure you can continue trading following the end of the transition period and can guide you to the resources you will require.

The UK has left the EU and now has a free trade agreement based on zero tariffs and zero quotas. It takes the UK completely out of the EU’s customs union, the EU’s single market and the EU’s entire legal order. This means businesses should continue their preparations to operate in an independent trading nation.

All businesses have to make a number of changes to ensure continued flow of people, data, goods and services between the UK and the EU. You must take action as the UK is no longer in the single market or the customs union.

Karen Cash, Export Officer at Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce and member of the helpline team, commented: “Enquiries have been varied but we have had a number of VAT related enquiries, EU trade and documentation queries, plus reports of issues caused by a hold up of shipments at Germany and Belgium borders.

“The Chamber International Trade Team has the knowledge to answer many of the queries put to us. Where we are unable to answer personally we can direct you to the necessary channels to assist you.”

If you have concerns following the end of the UK-EU transition period and how it affects your business, please get in touch with the helpline on 01223 209812, 01223 209816 or email eutransition@cambscci.co.uk

In addition to offering the helpline service, the Chambers’ International Trade Team can prepare your Customs Declarations for imports and exports on your behalf. For further details please telephone 01223 237414.