Firms urged to take up tariff advice ahead of Brexit
Small and medium-sized businesses trading across the border are being encouraged to take up Irish government support advising them on the tariffs that would apply to their products in the event of a hard Brexit.
An average of four businesses every day have been in contact with cross-border body InterTradeIreland looking to tap into its Brexit Advisory Service, including its detailed database with information on the tariffs they could be faced with when selling their products into the UK.
About 15 companies have also been provided with Brexit "start planning vouchers" from InterTrade. These are worth £2,000 each and are aimed at ensuring businesses get advice on specific issues such as movement of labour, goods, services and currency management.
That could be a sign that businesses are slowly starting to engage with the potential problems Brexit poses.