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  • Part 1: Rethinking European Business

    The first in our series of Rethinking European Business webinars will look at How do UK businesses need to rethink trading with the EU?

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Part 1: Rethinking European Business
How do UK businesses need to rethink trading with the EU?

Date: 08 December 2020
Time: 10:00 - 11:00

  

Tommasina Coles
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  • Summary

Against the backdrop of a pandemic and the largest economic downturn in recent history, the government continues to negotiate our future relationship with the EU, our largest trade partner. 

Many businesses have already made significant operational changes to build resilience into their business models as a result of COVID-19. They will need further resilience to stand them in good stead for our EU exit.

The first in our series of Rethinking European Business webinars will look at How do UK businesses need to rethink trading with the EU?
Our panel of experts will explore what the current negotiations and the future political relationship will mean for UK businesses trading with the EU including:

  • Current status of negotiations and latest information
  • Supply chain & contract management
  • A corporate structure that is fit for purpose
  • VAT & Customs compliance.

We will also reflect on how businesses have prepared during the transition period and are adjusting for a Post-Brexit reality. 

Meet our panellists

Sam Lowe
Senior Research Fellow and Co-Founder of UK Trade Forum 

Sam is an expert on trade issues, with a focus on Brexit, customs and regulatory barriers, and trade in services. He regularly briefs businesses, government and European institutions, including Parliamentary select committees and the European Central Bank. Sam was previously a member of the government's Strategic Trade Advisory Group (2019-2020).

Michael Lux 
Senior EU Customs Expert 

Michael is a customs expert, who became Head of the ‘Common Customs Tariff’ unit (which had responsibility for tariff quotas and tariff suspensions) in 1998. He has since been head of the ‘Customs Legislation’ unit. Until 2012, he was the head of the ‘Customs Procedures’ unit, with responsibility for all customs procedures (including inward processing) and business process modelling.

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