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Brexit Readiness Programme

SMMT Brexit Readiness Information Pack

Brexit Readiness Programme
With the United Kingdom soon to leave the European Union, it is vital that businesses understand the consequent changes to how trade is conducted between both the UK and the EU and the UK and a number of other countries around the world. Companies should prepare effectively for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and take the necessary steps to ensure they can continue trading effectively from the UK.

In this information pack, we highlight the four most significant changes that UK based automotive companies should be aware of, provide relevant background information and set out actions that can be taken to help businesses prepare.

All the information in this pack relates specifically to what should be done if no agreement is reached on the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Training courses

SMMT is organising a suite of full- and half-day Brexit training courses to help companies in the automotive sector to prepare for the possibility of the UK leaving the EU on 31 October without a deal.

Covering the topics of Customs, Trade and Rules of Origin, Regulation, Employment and Supply Chain Risk Management, these courses will be delivered across the UK and free to attend.

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SMMT will host a series of Brexit webinars that will examine the potential consequences of a ‘no deal’ Brexit in relation to customs, tariffs and trade, as well as analyse the latest developments in the Brexit negotiations.

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Brexit Briefings

SMMT will be providing a series of Brexit briefings across the UK to help businesses untangle the confusion of Brexit and what it will mean for UK automotive.

These briefings will tell the story of Brexit to date, highlight the key issues affecting the sector and set out what the sector wants from the UK’s future relationship with the European Union.

In addition, these sessions will examine critical changes that will take place in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, including in relation to the movement of goods across the border, regulation and people.

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SMMT membership provides access to a wealth of member services designed to develop and support your business. As part of one of the UK’s most influential trade associations, membership will place your business at the heart of the automotive sector, giving you a stronger voice in shaping policy and legislation across the UK and Europe.

Hear from our section members the benefits of joining SMMT: Aftermarket Section, Automotive Components Section, Bus and Coach Section, Commercial Vehicle Section and Light Trailer and Trailer Equipment Section.

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