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10/04/19 Huge demand for workshops on getting customs ready for Brexit

Following a hugely successful workshop on helping businesses in Donegal get Brexit ready by helping them prepare for customs, Local Enterprise Office Donegal have added a further two workshops on Prepare your Business for Customs- Getting Brexit Ready over the coming weeks.


The feedback on the  first workshop held in March was very positive, with 30 local businesses engaged on the six steps to prepare their business for Customs after Brexit and because demand has been so high, further events are now scheduled for Tuesday 16 April in Letterkenny and Thursday 9 May in Solis Lough Eske, Donegal. 


Businesses in Donegal who are planning on moving goods to, from or through the UK after Brexit are being urged to prepare by attending the one day interactive workshop, but with demand for the limited places, very high – they are being asked to make sure they book in good time.


Local Enterprise Office, Donegal, have stressed that the workshop is open to businesses from all sectors.

"If the UK leaves the Customs Union and Single Market, it will become a 'Third Country' for customs purposes. At this workshop businesses can learn about the potential impacts, formalities and procedures you will need to adopt when trading with a country which is outside the Single Market and Custom Unions (a 'Third Country')," Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney said.

He added that the workshop, is fully funded by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland and is delivered by BDO Ireland on behalf of the Local Enterprise Offices.

"It will cover areas such as what export and import procedures apply, how tariffs work and how to correctly classify goods.

This workshop is open to businesses from all sectors and the aim is to help Donegal businesses understand:

The Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) process
The Administration process around import and export procedures.
Custom formalities at borders
Tariffs and cost implication of tariffs
Import procedures, such as the Electronic Declaration Process and Automated Entry Processing (AEP)

Places are booking up fast, so interested businesses are asked to call book online on: or call the office on 0749160735

Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. To contact the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal, log on to or phone 0749160735.

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