Scotland's enterprise and skills agencies are focused on helping businesses operate after Brexit and maximise growth opportunities in international markets.

The first port of call for all businesses should be FindBusinessSupport.gov.scot/operate-after-Brexit for the latest guidance, support and advice. This includes:

The £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund is now open for applications.

This fund is to support small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) adjust to new customs, rules of origin, and VAT rules when trading with the EU. SMEs who trade only with the EU and are therefore new to importing and exporting processes will be encouraged to apply for grants of up to £2,000 to pay for practical support including training and professional advice to ensure they can continue trading effectively with the EU.

The fund will be administered through the pre-existing Customs Grant Scheme.

If you have any further questions on Brexit or export support, please contact:

Or email a member of the Trade Services team for Falkirk, Stirling & Clackmannanshire:

Trade Services team