Last Chance in 2020 for Wicklow Businesses to Prepare for Brexit

Last Chance in 2020 for Wicklow Businesses to Prepare for Brexit

The UK officially left the EU on 31st January 2020 and December is the final month of the 11-month transition period. Wicklow based businesses should make preparing for the looming Brexit threat a priority. Local Enterprise Office Wicklow have added additional Brexit supports to help clients navigate through the challenge Brexit poses to their business.

The final ‘Prepare Your Business for Customs’ workshop for 2020 will take place on the 16th December 2020. Some of the issues that businesses will face from a Customs and Trade perspective will be covered. They include:

  • Customs Duty
  • Import VAT
  • Border Delays
  • Additional Costs e.g. Clearance Agents, etc.
  • Additional Documentation e.g. Import and Export Documentation, etc.
  • New Procedures e.g. How and when to lodge import and export SADs, etc.
  • New Licenses

Different issues will impact on each sector in a slightly different way. This course will enable companies to understand both Revenue rules in Ireland and HMRC rules in the UK. It will also cover the post Brexit simplifications being introduced by both Authorities and how to apply for these. This course can be booked here:

Along with the additional dates added for the ‘Prepare Your Business for Customs’ workshop, two designated Brexit advisors are available to meet with businesses to explore how businesses can best prepare their business and to point them to the practical steps they need to take now. To avail of this support please email: requesting to meet with a Brexit advisor.

The Local Enterprise office are here to help guide Businesses through this turbulent period, so please look at the supports available on their website or email the Local Enterprise Office Wicklow office directly to see how we can help your business:  

Useful contacts for businesses:

To find out more or apply for an Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number please log onto:

The Customs authority designated for the purpose of taking decisions relating to binding tariff information (BTI) is The Classification Unit (BTI), Revenue Commissioners, Nenagh, Co Tipperary  E45T611, Tel: 067 63370 or email:

A full suite of Brexit supports for Micro enterprises is listed here:


Department of Business, Enterprise, and Innovation:

Enterprise Ireland: