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New Programme Launched To Help Businesses Prepare for Leaving the EU

New Programme Launched To Help Businesses Prepare for Leaving the EUThe UK leaves the single market and the customs union on 31 December. Businesses on both sides of the channel must now prepare for substantial changes in their trading relationships – whether a deal is agreed or not. The British Brands Group launches a new programme to help them do that.

To help companies prepare for the UK leaving the EU, minimise disruption and to stay up to date with key developments, the British Brands Group is launching a programme – Brands for Trade. The programme is open to suppliers of all sizes, whether or not members of the Group, and covers three key themes: regulatory preparedness, customs and intellectual property.

Developed in collaboration with specialist organisations in each of the three key areas, the programme comprises: training modules; Frequently Asked Questions; updates on recent developments; a free IP Health Check; and a fortnightly email update. The programme is available at a one-off fee of £489 + VAT after which all the information is available at no further charge to all those in the subscribing company who wish access.

The training modules cover five essential areas:

  1. The Regulatory landscape, compliance with UK and EU rules – with a particular focus on food, cosmetics and general products
  2. Incoterms 2020
  3. Rules of Origin and Commodity Codes
  4. Customs declarations (import and export) and clearance
  5. Intellectual property

The component parts of the programme are all designed to be practical and business-focused and will be delivered by experts in their respective fields:

  • Regulatory: Bloom Regulatory Ltd (Olivia Santoni)
  • Customs: Export Unlocked Ltd (Richard Bartlett)
  • IP firms: Including Bird & Bird, Brandright, Bristows, Gowlings WLG, IP Together, Irwin Mitchell, Lewis Silkin and Withers & Rogers

The training is applicable for all management involved in this transition including supply chain experts, sales & marketing professionals and general managers. Each session is delivered live online and then available on-demand so subscribers can learn flexibly. The Programme itself will run for six months with regular updates on the relevant changes.

Full details can be found at their website.

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