From the Department for Business and Trade.
Freeports are special areas within the UK’s borders where different economic regulations apply, from tax and customs incentives. Join this session to see how your business can benefit.
What you’ll learn
- Understanding the concept of Freeports as special economic zones with special rules applying to tax and customs
- Understanding why Freeports are important, how businesses can benefit from them and where these are located.
- Identifying tax incentives provided by Freeports and what the eligibility criteria are for businesses to benefit from them.
Freeports are special areas within the UK’s borders where different economic regulations apply, from tax and customs incentives. By consequence, Freeports will create thousands of high-quality jobs in some of our most disadvantaged communities, while providing businesses across the country with a privilege platform for their international expansion.
Want to know more how your business can become the next one benefiting from Freeports?
Join this exclusive webinar, delivered in partnership with the Institute of Export and International Trade, to understand how you can benefit from the comprehensive package of measures Freeports have to offer, comprising tax reliefs, customs, business rates retention, planning, regeneration, innovation and trade and investment support.
- Irina Shmakova
UK Export Academy Adviser, Department for Business and Trade
Irina has worked in the private and public sectors, both in the UK and overseas. She has helped businesses of all sizes to develop their sales overseas, working across multiple sectors and markets.
With a particular interest in international market research, international communications and cultural awareness, Irina has led delegations of UK businesses on market visits and trade missions organised by Chambers of Commerce and DBT.
- Angus Hirst
Director of Customs, SSO International
Angus is the Director of Customs for SSO International, and has been responsible for them becoming the 1st Freeport Customs Site Operator in the Liverpool City Region, and only the 4th in the whole of the UK. With a wealth of experience within the customs and logistics industry, Angus has been actively involved and key in the establishment of the first Freeport Customs Site for the Liverpool City Region, through which SSO are now a unique international attraction for global trade and logistics.
- Louise Di Blasi
Consultant, The Institute of Export and International Trade
Louise has over 20 years’ experience working within International Trade as a Trade Adviser, Buyer and is currently a consultant for The Institute of Export and International Trade.
Louise is the Head of Customs at the Liverpool City Region Freeport as lead consultant, providing support to businesses throughout the LCR Freeport customs application process in conjunction with HMRC.