Business events and webinars

Attend free virtual events hosted by ourselves and our partners to get valuable, practical advice on growing your business in international markets and ensuring your business can operate after Brexit. Choose from a range of sector specific webinars; from food and drink, to life sciences, to automotive, as well as information on customs processes. Playbacks are available for most of these events using the links below.

Help and support if your business trades with the EU

Access the GOV.UK list of webinars and videos hosted by BEIS, Defra, HMRC and DIT to learn more about the support available to your business.

Note: this page is updated regularly. Be sure to check back often so as not to miss out on webinars that could help your business. 

Keep your business moving: new video explainers on doing business with Europe

To support firms, the Business Department has launched a series of new, on-demand videos to help businesses familiarise themselves with the new rules and actions they should be taking. Businesses can find out more about 18 topics, including importing and exporting, trade, data, audit and accounting as well as sector specific guidance.
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Practical trade: how to avoid the common pitfalls of international trade

Careful planning and consideration will help you navigate the new requirements for EU trade as well as enhancing your existing RoW trade. Join the Institute of Export & International Trade for a one-hour webinar to hear about some of the common challenges faced by traders.

Next webinar: Thursday 15 April 2021, 12pm - 1pm

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Authorised Economic Operator status: what you need to know

AEO certification demonstrates that your role within the international supply chain is secure and that your customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant. Learn about types and benefits of AEO, what criteria you'll need to meet and how to prepare your application in this one-hour webinar from the Institute of Export & International Trade.

Next webinar: Thursday 15 April, 3pm - 4pm

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HMRC - Trader responsibilities when using an intermediary

This webinar explains your responsibilities as a trader if you choose to use an intermediary from 1 January 2021 

Next webinar: Monday 19 April, 1.45pm - 2.45pm

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Never used the immigration system? What you need to know if you are planning to recruit from Europe and beyond. 

With the changes to UK immigration system, which now apply equally to EU and non-EU citizens, we invite you to join us as we discuss how these changes may affect your access to talent and recruitment plans going forward.

Date: Tuesday 20 April, 10.00am - 11.00am

Additional dates:

Wednesday 12 May, 2.00pm - 3.00pm (register here)

Thursday 10 June, 10.00am - 11.00am (register here)

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HMRC – Customs import declarations: an overview

This webinar explains how to make import declarations to import goods between the EU and Great Britain, including simplified and supplementary declarations, as well as the key terminology and new processes. 

Next webinar: Tuesday 20 April, 1.45pm - 2.45pm

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Q&A: supply chain resilience after Covid and Brexit

This 45-minute Q&A session with the Institute of Export & International Trade and Bibby Financial Services will update traders on supply chain resilience and the state of global trade as economies exit Covid-19 lockdowns and the UK adapts to new trade rules with the EU.

Date: Wednesday 21 April, 3pm - 3:45pm

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HMRC – Exporting: what you need to do to keep your goods moving 

The webinar explains what actions you need to take to export goods from Great Britain to the EU and move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. We’ll provide a run-through of the key export processes – staged border controls, zero-rated VAT, customs declaration, using an intermediary as well as licences, certificates and authorisations that you’ll need. 

Next webinar: Friday 23 April, 11.45am - 12.45pm

This webinar has also been recorded and is available to watch via our playback section below.

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HMRC – Importing: staged introduction of customs controls

The webinar explains what actions you need to take to export goods from Great Britain to the EU and move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. We’ll provide a run-through of the key export processes – staged border controls, zero-rated VAT, customs declaration, using an intermediary as well as licences, certificates and authorisations that you’ll need. 

Next webinar: Monday 26 April, 1.45pm - 2.45pm

This webinar has also been recorded and is available to watch via our playback section below.

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Business Gateway - Trading with the EU for small businesses

This 90-minute webinar is for small businesses. It will look at what is changing and what you need to do to to trade in the EU.

Next webinar: Tuesday 27 April, 10am - 11.30am

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Practical trade: returning goods - processes and relief

This session run by the Institute of Export and International Trade will cover the process for delayed declarations and returned goods, what happens with controlled goods and goods rejected upon import into the EU, as well as applying for and using Returned Goods Relief.

Date: Thursday 29 April, 12pm - 1pm

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Are you a Sponsor Licence holder? How does the new Points Based System affect you? 

With the introduction of the new Points Based System which now applies equally to EU and non-EU citizens, TalentScotland invites you to join as they discuss the changes affecting the sponsorship process and your sponsor licence going forward.

Date: Thursday 29 April, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Additional dates:

Tuesday 25 May, 10.00am - 11.00am (register here)

Wednesday 23 June, 2.00pm - 3.00pm (register here)

 

Scottish Enterprise webinar programme

The Scottish Enterprise upcoming webinar programme covers a range of business topics including the latest information on Brexit. 

There are no upcoming Brexit webinars, but you can watch previous Brexit webinars in the playback section below.  

Check, Change, Go - Exporting animals and products of animal origin

Prepare your business for the end of the transition period with webinars hosted by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. These webinars are for exporters of animals and products of animal origin to the EU.

There are no upcoming webinars, but you can find previous webinars in the playback section below. 

 

 

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