Event

Virtual meeting: Exporting goods to the EU after Brexit

24 November 2020

The EU is the UK’s single biggest export market, accounting for 46% of all UK exports and valued at £289 billion.

When

2pm - 3:30pm

Where

This event will
be hosted as a
webinar
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Price

Free for BESA members

The EU is the UK’s single biggest export market, accounting for 46% of all UK exports and valued at £289 billion.

 

In the event of a non-negotiated exit, the legal relationship of the UK to the EU will be that of a ’third country’, meaning the process for exporting goods to the EU will fundamentally change. An estimated 275m new customs declarations will need filling in annually post-Brexit, costing about £15bn, and leading to concerns that queues of up to 7,000 lorries could gather each day in Kent. In light of news the number of organisations handling customs arrangements in the UK has shrunk from 200 to 17 since the turn of the millennium, businesses will need develop a degree of self-sufficiency in navigating exports. 

Some big exporters know what is involved. But sending whole containers of goods on a 30-day crossing to, say, China, is very different from much UK-EU trade, involving small shipments arriving just in time without warehousing. Educational suppliers, many of whom sell their goods across Europe, will know more than others the risk they face. 

This session will consider the following questions: 

  • In the event of a no-deal exit, what tariffs will impact educational suppliers? 
  • Which import controls, customs checks and declarations will the EU impose on UK goods?
  • How will the UK's new digital export declarations portal work?
  • How can I obtain a HGV Access Permit to enter Kent and transport goods across the channel? 
  • Can I still transport goods to Northern Ireland? 

 

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