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Practical Preparations for Brexit

When and Where

  • Date: 16 March 2020
  • Start & End Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Leicester City

Address: Friars Mill, Bath Lane, Leicester, LE3 5BJ

Event Details

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 two general elections.

Three and a half years on, the Withdrawal Agreement finally received Royal Assent on 23 January 2020 and was signed by the European Council on 24 January 2020 – ahead of the UK’s leave date of 31 January. A transition period has been agreed to the end of December 2020, during which time it is hoped that a trade deal will be negotiated. If negotiations fail, then the UK still faces a possible no deal scenario. Businesses will continue to prepare for the unknown. 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.

East Midlands Chamber would like to invite you to 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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