International Trade and DACC Brexit Support

Published

25th September 2019

Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed two new faces into the International Trade Team.

Katie Preston and Dave Adamson joined the team this Summer to work with exporters and businesses who currently trade globally. 

The Chamber’s Export Documentation Service sees our team work with around 70 businesses giving support and guidance - making the whole documentation process as straightforward as possible. Understanding which document is required for each shipment to each destination can be difficult, and our fully trained and knowledgeable team help navigate that tricky environment.

Negotiations around the UK’s withdrawal from, and future relationship with, the European Union continue to dominate the UK political landscape.

The Chamber network is primarily focused on assessing the practicalities of Brexit for business communities across the UK and helping them to prepare.

Businesses across the UK should be planning for the challenges and opportunities ahead. Our team are well placed to give advice and notifications to help businesses understand the latest in the Brexit process and how to prepare for the future.

There are many practical tools to help businesses prepare and think through the ramifications plus specific grant funding to support.

Please get in touch on 01382 228545 to speak to Katie or Dave about Brexit Preparedness or wider International Trade.

Katie Preston & Dave Adamson

DACC CEO Alison Henderson said "The political tension has certainly had an effect when it comes to delivering domestic policy, with a sizeable amount of government funds and resources being put into the Brexit process and no deal preparations. 

There is significant support from UK & Scottish governments to help guide businesses through these challenging times, and we're delighted to have Katie & Dave in our team adding Chamber support to that wider effort.

Like everyone, we are looking for reassurances that progress is being made when it comes to ensuring that we do not leave the EU in a disorderly fashion. Businesses have grown tired of what seems like political insanity at times, the extent of which is harming contracts, investment decisions and on business confidence.

From an economic perspective, it is the persistent uncertainty over what comes next for the UK’s relationship with Europe in key areas such as trade and the availability of skilled labour that continues to affect businesses across Scotland.

We are starting to see the real implications of this. The most recent Chamber Network economic research shows that Scottish businesses are having to weigh up the costs of the ongoing uncertainty and that burden grows day by day. Their confidence is slipping too.

However, we continue to work closely with businesses to encourage as much preparation as possible and there are very good tools to create a Brexit Preparedness plan, plus some grant funding to access too, so please get in touch."

Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

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