Brexit Transition

SMMT Brexit Webinars

Brexit webinars

Business Preparedness Programme – Regulation

8 September 15:00 – 16:00

For the third in our series of Business Preparedness Programme webinars, we will cover the most important regulations impacting the industry, what changes you can expect after the end of the transition period and steps that you as a company should take to prepare. We will be joined by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who will cover the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation as well as the Department for Transport who will provide an update on the recently published Type Approval guidance. SMMT’s Environment and Technical teams will compliment the government presenters walking you through CO2, REACH and Type Approval.

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Business Preparedness Programme – Immigration

Wednesday 19th August, 14:00 – 15:00 GMT

SMMT will be joined by the Home Office who will remind participants of the governments EU Settlement Scheme and what companies can do to support the EU nationals in their workforce to apply. In addition the Home Office will provide insight into the UK’s new Points Based Immigration System which will come into force on the 01 January 2021, how it differs from the current Immigration System and what companies should do ahead of looking to recruit from outside of the UK.

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Business Preparedness Programme – Customs

For the first in our series of webinars to support members preparedness for the end of the transition period SMMT will be joined by The Institute of Export and International Trade who will provide details on the governments Border Operating Model, what the changes will be for moving goods between Great Britain and the EU and what companies can do now to prepare for 01 January 2021. SMMT will also provide the latest insights into the UK-EU negotiations.

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EU-UK Negotiations Webinar – 1st July

With the UK halfway through its transition period with the EU this timely webinar will explore how the EU-UK trade negotiations are unfolding. SMMT will reflect on the progress made in the first half of 2020, pull out some of the key announcements that have been made and look ahead to what the second half of the year has in store. There will be an opportunity for all participants to put their questions to the SMMT Policy Team.

Lloyd Mulkerrins, Policy Manager, SMMT
Alessandro Marongiu, International Trade Policy Manager, SMMT
Camille Barré, European Government Affairs Manager, SMMT

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Brexit Update – 31 October

Listen to Sydney Nash, Senior Policy Manager at SMMT, on the latest Brexit developments, where we now stand on a ‘no deal’ exit and what could potentially take place in-between now and the end of the year.

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Customs in a ‘No Deal’ Scenario Webinar – 17 October

Goods moving between the UK and EU27 are currently deemed ‘intra-EU movements’ resulting in very little, if any, documentation needing to be supplied to government authorities on either side.

Should the UK leave the EU on 31 October without a deal, these UK/EU movements will be considered imports and exports, dramatically changing what needs to happen to process the movement of these goods across the border. New customs procedures will be introduced and additional checks and inspections are likely to apply, marking a significant change in the way that we do business.

This webinar provides an opportunity for businesses to better understand the changes that could result from a ‘no deal’ Brexit and how these might affect their business.

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Trade and Tariffs in a ‘No Deal’ Scenario Webinar – 24 October

How the UK trades with both the EU and the rest of the world will fundamentally change if the UK leaves the EU on 31 October without an agreement.

New barriers to trade will emerge and costs will go up as new tariffs are applied to UK/EU trade, while trade with the rest of the world will be fundamentally reshaped.

This webinar is an opportunity for SMMT members to understand the full range of changes in the UK’s international trade relations that will take place from 31 October should the UK leave the EU without a deal.

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