When the UK left the European Union, special arrangements were put in place for trading with Northern Ireland. Here we examine the current operation of the protocol. It is important to remember that Great Britain (GB) includes England, Scotland and Wales, and does not include Northern Ireland. The UK includes GB and Northern Ireland. The purpose of these arrangements was to prevent a hard border being imposed between Northern Ireland (NI) and the Republic of Ireland (RoI). The EU wishes to prevent goods sent from GB to NI from moving to the EU unless they comply with EU regulations.
As a Chamber, our objective is to connect, support and represent our membership, and we are constantly exploring different avenues and perspectives to help us achieve the most efficient, inclusive and supportive network for our members and the wider business community.
Calderdale Council continues its series of Let’s Talk Trade events with a session designed to help attendees discover fresh opportunities and new markets beyond the EU for importing and exporting.
The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is calling for further support for the hospitality industry following the impact of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic, which has left the sector short on skilled staff.
Calderdale Council is hosting a series of free online panel discussions designed to empower local businesses to thrive in international trade following the end of the Brexit transition period.
Following the most challenging year for the economy in peacetime, businesses in the mid Yorkshire region are starting to see a way out of the current crisis as confidence returns.
Ensure your business is ready. Following the recent snow and rainfall, we are advising our member businesses to be prepared for a possible flood.