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Newry and Dundalk Chambers to host Brexit border conference

  • With Brexit fast approaching, Newry and Dundalk Chambers have launched an upcoming cross-border conference entitled Brexit - The Future For Border Businesses.

    With just a few weeks to go until the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, there is still no concrete plan in place for how to handle the post-Brexit land border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Newry and Dundalk straddle the border, and businesses there can cross the border dozens or hundreds of times per day as part of their everyday operations.

    With a great deal of confusion among small businesses on a wide range of practical issues surrounding Brexit, Newry and Dundalk Chambers have now jointly announced a major cross-border conference on Wednesday 13th March. The event will take place in the Carrickdale Hotel in Dundalk and is open for free, with over 300 people already registered to attend. Register on Eventbrite to secure your place.

    The event runs from 8.30AM to 2PM and will provide practical advice and support contacts for issues such as tax, customs arrangements, transport and logistics, and cross-border HR considerations. It will also feature a keynote address on the border economy by ESRI Associate Research Professor Dr. Martina Lawless and is supported by Louth County Council, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Louth Enterprise Office, and InterTradeIreland.

    Paul Convery, President of Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade, said "The clock is rapidly ticking towards the Article 50 deadline of 29th March. With the expectation that UK Prime Minister, Theresa May will table her latest deal before Westminster on the 12th March, this conference will provide a timely update for local businesses."

    Source: Written based on press release

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