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Coventry businesses offered free support on overseas trade

Businesses in Coventry are being offered free, one-to-one support with an export expert to help them overcome some of the challenges to overseas trade.

The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce and the Department of International Trade are offering companies the support on the back of the UK’s exit from the EU. This is being funded by Coventry City Council through the Additional Restrictions Grant support package for businesses.

Beverley Price, who has more than 25 years of experience in international freight forwarding and customs, will be helping businesses with any trade issues they might be experiencing anywhere in the world.

Businesses can either meet one-to-one in person, online or chat over the phone and can benefit from up to six hours of free help, to be taken over a period of time whenever it suits.

Beverley said: “The exit from the EU has forced many more businesses to understand much more about export procedures, documentation and customs.

“This is my area of expertise and I am delighted to be able to share that knowledge with businesses across Coventry to help them export all over the world.

“Those businesses that were trading with the EU prior to Brexit could do so very easily but there are now a number of procedures to follow. Firms that have traded around the world will know some of these already.

“The support on offer can cover a range of topics to meet each business’s needs and is designed to help get more companies across Coventry exporting with the full knowledge of what is involved.”

Topics include customs procedures in import and export to and from the EU, customs procedures towards the rest of the world, customs procedures necessary for exhibitions and temporary import/export and certificates of origin, EUR1 and preferential statements.

It also includes documents required when shipping to each individual country, cross trade, bonded warehouses, incoterms, payment terms and the best possible options when it comes to air freight, ocean freight and trucking.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Matt Joyce .

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