Importing post EU transition, practical guidance for importers

Host: The Export Department

Location: Online - Webinar

Date: Tuesday, 27th October 2020 at 2pm - 3pm

Cost: FREE


Gain practical tips and guidance on preparing to import post EU transition and avoid costly mistakes and delays come January 2021.

Following Brexit and the terms of the transition period having been agreed, the way we trade with our EU neighbours, and indeed further afield, is about to change. At the end of 2020, the UK becomes a third county in the eyes of the EU, so companies who have previously traded exclusively within the bloc, will find themselves ‘importing’ and ‘exporting’ for real.

Membership of the EU has not only afforded us tariff free access to markets within the bloc and beyond, our regulatory alignment has meant that we have been able to import goods and ship our goods with minimal friction. Importing, in particular, as a third country brings with it a number of additional administrative and compliance related considerations that many companies will simply not have been exposed to previously.

Join Andrea Collins of The Export Department for this webinar that aims to provide attendees with an overview of the importing process in practice, highlighting the way Brexit will impact trade operations and compliance from 1st January 2021. Subject matter will include but not be limited to:

  • Import documentation
  • Tariff codes, their importance, and impact post 2020
  • Country of origin implications
  • Trade agreement considerations
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Licensing requirements
  • HMRC compliance
  • Changes introduced in Incoterms 2020
  • Strategy for freeports and free zones
  • Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Certification

Even if you outsource your shipping to an agent or freight forwarder, it is important to remember that it is your company that is wholly responsible for ensuring your imported products, processes and documentation are fully compliant with HMRC’s requirements.

This webinar appeals to both novice and existing importers as it serves to provide best practice approaches to all of the above and enables attendees to quickly identify skills gaps and training needs in order to optimally prepare for the changes ahead.

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