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EU transition support

The UK left the EU on 31st December and from 1 January 2021 new rules apply, as a business what do you need to know? Don’t be afraid of the change just be prepared, there is plenty of information out there to help you along with guidance from experts.

We have compiled a list of useful information that is on offer to both established and start-up businesses, this will be available on our website so you can always access this signposting easily.


HMRC can provide grants to support the costs of training and/or professional advice. We understand that each organisation will have different needs. Traders can therefore apply for up to £2,000 in funding across one or more grants but must meet the eligibility criteria. Please see here for the full eligibility criteria.

Grants for training

  1. How to complete customs declarations
  2. How to manage customs processes and use customs software and systems
  3. Specific import and export related aspects including VAT, excise and rules of origin

Click here for more information 

Grants for professional advice

Get professional advice so your business can meet its customs, excise, import VAT or safety and security declaration requirements.

Click here for more information


Here you will find a checker tool that will help you identify the actions that your business needs to take. This tool will take you through a series of questions and provide information you need to be aware of. You can also sign up for webinars, youtube videos and online guidance.



HMRC have a great selection of videos on their Youtube channel to help familiarize you with the new processes


HMRC are also running various webinars about what you need to do now to adjust to the new rules and keep your business moving. Webinars including:

Also, sign up for weekly email updates on 'News and information about importing and exporting with the EU', which will provide hints and tips for businesses getting used to the new rules for importing and exporting. 


Coast to Capital Growth Hub can help support businesses address the challenges faced by the transition period. There are links to view the BEIS webinars and a comprehensive list of links signposting you to support, information and events

Eligible businesses can benefit from a free full day of funded support from a Growth Champion to address any barriers to UK transition from the EU. There is a network of 40 Growth Champions with expertise covering a wide area including Finance, HR, Marketing, Innovation, International Trade, Leadership and Management.

Businesses can contact the Growth Hub team through the online Growth Hub Contact Form www.c2cbusiness.org.uk/contact-us

Upcoming webinars:

VAT & Customs 
Date: Wednesday 17th March
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm 
Click here to book

Legal Considerations and wrap up 
Date: Wednesday 31st March
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm 
Click here to book


Worthing and Adur Chamber is here to support you and is always on hand to signpost you to relevant information to get your questions answered. You can contact us on info@worthingandadurchamber.co.uk or 01903 203484


Great.gov.uk has a huge resource of information helping you with export plans, routes to markets, export finance, creating a business profile, finding online markets and much more. You can also contact an international trade adviser who are on hand to help you navigate through any barriers you may come up against.



If you have any enquiries or questions relating to Freight or movement of goods, please feel free to email Freight@sussextransport.com

These questions will be directed to the pertinent agent be that air, sea or road. This will allow them to provide the most up to date guidance to your questions.



Sussex Chamber of Commerce are the county Chamber and deal with all areas of export including export documentation, customs declaration and certificates of origin.  On their website you will find a whole selection of International Trade information supported by an expertly trained team to guide you through.