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As we enter May and await further information about the UK Government's course of action on the nationwide lockdown, we once again want to remind you that the Department for International Trade (DIT) North West is here to support your business.

Please contact us if you need advice or guidance at this time and we'll endeavour to help in any way we can. Contact us by phone on 0333 320 0392 or by email at info@tradenw.org.

COVID-19 Webinar Series

As part of our ongoing support DIT has launched a COVID-19 webinar series to help UK SMEs. Our webinars include:

  • Managing disruption of supply chains during COVID-19
  • Logistics and movement of goods during COVID-19
  • Managing overseas agents and distributions during COVID-19
  • Risk management when considering new markets
  • Routes to Market

Find out more and register your place here.

The first of our regional support webinars focusing on business advice and support locally will take place on 21st of May at 2:00pm. This will focus on Cheshire & Merseyside regional business support and will feature guest speakers from Cheshire & Warrington Growth Hub, Liverpool City Region's Growth Platform and UK Export Finance. 

You can find out more about this webinar and register your place here.

Further dates and information for Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester to be announced soon.

Export Documentation

In these unprecedented and uncertain times there have obviously been a number of changes to the way we do business. One of which that may have affected you is how we process export documentation.

You can find information on the Government website here around moving goods through customs during COVID-19 however your local Chamber of Commerce will still remain the first point of call locally for export documentation. Many of them have changed the way in which they process things in line with new government guidance. Below you’ll find contact pages for your local Chamber to keep up to date with them. 


Remember, stay at home, protect our NHS, save lives.

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