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Leaving the EU means there are a number of changes taking place that will affect businesses, citizens, EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU.

Darlington Borough Council is working with partner organisations to make sure everyone is prepared for these changes and can access support to help them overcome any issues.

Businesses that trade with the EU have been advised to be aware of possible changes to rules around exporting/importing goods to the EU, transporting goods by road, and exporting services to the EU.

Other areas businesses should consider, if they haven’t already, are:

New import/export/transportation documentation

New tariffs, duties and VAT rates

EU employees working in the UK - UK employees working in the EU

Data protection and intellectual property

Operating in the EU and standards for goods



UK-EU business travel

Third party preparations

For support visit:

Tees Valley

Teesvalleybusinsess.com [external link] - for support and advice on EU matters and International Trade opportunities.

The team can be contacted directly on 01642 662778 or email eubusinesssupport@teesvalley-ca.gov.uk

Government guidance

www.gov.uk/brexit [external link] - Use the Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions for you, your business and your family.

£20 million SME Brexit Support Fund open for applications [external link]. The fund will help smaller businesses with changes to trade rules with the EU.

For further support

Tees Valley Combined Authority Bulletins

Tees Valley Business Support Bulletin October 2021 [pdf document]