Import & Export Developing Skills

Practical Preparations for Brexit

Event Information:

Venue: East Midlands Chamber, Unit 1 Bath Lane Mill, Friars Mill, Bath Lane, Leicester, LE3 5BJ, Leicestershire

Date: Monday, 16 March 2020

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Available To: Members and Non Members

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

Brexit has dominated the headlines since the referendum in 2016, with highly charged debate about how this should be done, and unprecedented political turmoil – resulting in shifting deadlines and the recent general election.  

Three and a half years on, businesses are still trying to prepare for the unknown. Deal or no deal is the difference between leaving with or without a trade agreement and transition period with Europe.

Many companies are still unclear or unaware of the practical implications for their business.  Some are simply waiting to see what happens.  Whatever your approach, there are legislative and practical issues that will need to be addressed.  These may have implications for your cost base, your staff workload/training, your operating procedures and record keeping.

We would like to invite you to join us for this FREE, practical workshop which will help you identify key areas which may impact on your business and to plan how to address these.

Who is the target audience that should attend this event? Senior management, sales, purchasing, logistics and finance will all benefit from participation and be able to contribute to the discussions and development of the impact assessment and subsequent action planning.

Workshop Programme in Detail

  • What we know about Brexit
  • What we don’t know about Brexit
  • The importance of understanding key terminology in international trade
  • How will Brexit potentially impact on your business?

Practical Issues:

    • Clarification of the Import/Export process
    • Customs compliance and declarations
    • Implications for duties and VAT
    • Commodity Codes
    • EORI
    • Transitional Simplified Procedures
    • Simplified Customs Procedures
    • Trade Agreements
    • Rules of Origin
    • Logistics
    • Incoterms
    • Export Documentation
    • Human Resource

        Strategic Impact:

    • Supply chain evaluation
    • Customer base
    • Sales and marketing
    • Resource
    • Competitiveness
    • IP/Technical/Legal issues
  • Sources of information

Benefits of attending: 

During the day, delegates will develop their own Brexit Impact Assessment with a supporting action plan.  They will be given guidance on how to evaluate the risks/challenges (and maybe even opportunities) that may result from Brexit.  Ultimately, they will leave with a clearer understanding of how Brexit could affect their business, and tangible information to assist with strategy development,  budget planning and general preparations for the months ahead.


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