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If your Sandwell business is looking to break into new markets or expand its overseas customer base, Sandwell Council’s Business Growth Team can help you – with one-to-one international trade support and group workshops.

We’ve teamed up with Falsum Consulting Ltd to provide one-to-one specialist international trade support and workshops for Sandwell businesses with global trade ambitions and expansion plans.

One-to-one international trade support

We’ve designed the support to help you identify customs compliance issues, areas of increased or additional cost, and/or areas of process improvement. 

We’re offering the scheme to all Sandwell businesses that are already importing or exporting but who want to be certain of their global trade compliance and/or maximise their returns on trade. To be eligible for the support, your business must have:

  • Been operating for at least twelve months prior to application
  • Your principal place of operations in Sandwell 
  • Imported or exported in 2022-23.

Falsum Consulting will provide eligible businesses with:

  • Specialist customs and global trade advice and consultation
  • A customs data and document review with a specialist
  • Ongoing business trade support and advice.

International trade workshop series     

We’re also hosting in-person workshops to help your Sandwell business with importing and/or exporting. The workshops will cover topics that are suitable for businesses new to international trade, as well as experienced importers and exports seeking to expand their market activities. 

We’re holding them all at our Sandwell Start-Up Hub (learn more about our co-working environment in Oldbury).

The workshop series includes:

Cutting costs and improving productivity through customs

Date: Thursday 23 November

Ambition to export: mapping and accessing new markets

Date: Friday 12 January

Reviewing Brexit: customs compliance and audit for UK importers 

Date: Thursday 22 February

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