Whilst much remains uncertain, Gwynedd business are being urged to take reasonable steps to ensure they are as prepared as possible in advance of a possible No-Deal Brexit on 31 October.
As part of the preparations, companies who trade with the European Union (EU) are being asked to ensure that they have the relevant paperwork in place before the end of October. In the event of a No-Deal Brexit, companies who import or export goods will need to have an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number in order to continue trading with the EU.
Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Gareth Thomas said: “As a Council, we have been very clear that we believe that Brexit will have a major impact on our communities. However, with time moving on and the UK due to leave the European Union on 31 October as things stand, it is sensible for businesses to be as prepared as possible.
“That is why we are urging Gwynedd firms who import and export goods to the European Union to apply for EORI numbers. It is a simple process which takes between five and ten minutes and will mean that businesses are as ready as possible in the event of an unwanted No-Deal.
“By having the EORI numbers in place, companies will limit the risks they and their suppliers may face in the event of a No Deal Brexit.”
More information about the help available for businesses to prepare for a No-Deal Brexit is available on the Council website: www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/brexit as well as the Welsh Government’s site: www.gov.wales/preparingwales
Further details about the support available for businesses is available on the Gwynedd Council website www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/business or follow the Council’s Business Twitter account for the latest news and updates on @BusnesGwynedd
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