View from the Chamber – 14.1.21

Lochaber Chamber of Commerce

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Late last year we highlighted the importance of getting ready for Brexit; now we’re on the other side – as of January 1, 2021, the UK is no longer a part of the UK and a free trade agreement is in place between the UK and EU.

From January 1 there have been many changes to the way your business can import and export goods; the process your business follows for hiring people from the EU, and the way your business will be able to provide services in EU markets.

Export documentation

If your company exports goods outside of the UK or is planning to export in the future, the rules that affect you have changed considerably.

Did you know that you can get your export documentation done right here in the Highlands? If you’re currently getting your goods certified miles away from your base, now is a great time to rethink the way you do things.

Inverness Chamber of Commerce is now an accredited customs broker, offering customs declaration services as part of ChamberCustoms.

As we’re a Highland Affiliate Chamber, Lochaber Chamber of Commerce members benefit from significantly reduced rates on their documentation and certification services.

If you’re a member of Lochaber Chamber and you’re currently getting your export documentation done outside of the Highlands now is the time to support our Highland economy and benefit from great rates and a convenient local service by switching to ChamberCustoms through Inverness Chamber of Commerce.

Contact the team at Lochaber Chamber of Commerce to find out how we can help you access the best value for your exporting business in the Highlands.

In these times of upheaval and change, the Scottish Chambers of Commerce network is here to support you – join Lochaber Chamber of Commerce today and benefit from being part of the country’s biggest business network that speaks up for the needs of your business. Visit