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.
Note: these videos are pre-recorded but you must register to access them. 
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HMRC – Importing: What you need to know about Staged 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 8 March, 11.45am - 12.45pm

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

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Defra – Importing products of Animal Origin (POAO) from the EU into GB 

This webinar on POAO will include actions you must take to continue importing  from the EU into GB from 1 April 2021, guidance on how to meet the new requirements, useful links to essential information as well as the opportunity to have your questions answered by Defra officials. 

Next webinar: Monday 8 March, 2.00pm 

Additional dates: 29 March  

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The Future of the UK/EU Trade Relations: Looking at VAT implications 

As part of their Year of Trade webinar series, the British Chambers of Commerce invite you to join them to look further into VAT, how you can make sure you are on the right side of guidelines and what these new arrangements mean for your business. 

 
Date: Tuesday 9 March, 2.30pm - 3.30pm  

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Ecommerce - Trading with the EU post-Transition: what you need to know about VAT and customs

Presenters from DIT and partners OCS Worldwide and SimplyVAT.com will look at the lessons learned in the three months since the UK officially left the EU. They will also provide a refresher on the new export requirements and regulation, including customs procedures and changes to VAT rules and obligations for UK sellers trading with customers in the EU.

Date: Wednesday 10 March, 10.00am - 11.00am

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HMRC – What are customs import declarations?

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: Wednesday 10 March, 1.45pm - 2.45pm

CILT – Brexit Transition - Focus on Northern Ireland Protocol

Speakers from the Northern Ireland Government, ferry services and UK suppliers, manufacturers and distributors will discuss the current obstacles and seek solutions as we move through Stages 2 and 3 of the Transition process in April and July 2021.

Date: Wednesday 10 March, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

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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: Wednesday 10 March, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Additional dates:

Tuesday 20 April, 10.00am - 11.00am (register here)

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

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

Defra - Sanitary import controls for Composite Products from the 1st April (EU to GB)

The webinar will include:

  • Actions EU businesses must take to continue exporting products of animal origin from the EU to GB from 1 April 2021, with a focus on composite products.
  • Guidance on how to meet the new requirements.
  • Useful links to essential information.
  • The opportunity to have your questions answered by Defra officials.

Date: Thursday 11 March, 10:00am-11:00am

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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: Friday 12 March, 11.45am - 12.45pm

Defra – Importing composite food products from the EU to GB

The webinar for POAO will include actions you must take to continue importing composite food products from the EU into GB from 1 April 2021, guidance on how to meet the new requirements, useful links to essential information and the opportunity to have your questions answered by Defra officials.

Next webinar: Monday 15 March, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

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The Future of the UK/EU Trade Relations: Building on the deal 

This webinar will look at the UK/EU deal which contains a range of provisions under which the deal might evolve, whether because of suspected breach or as the basis for building up the relationship in key areas. We'll focus specifically on how trading relationships might change over time. This is the final event in the British Chamber of Commerce Future of EU/UK Trade relations webinar series. 

Date: Tuesday 16 March, 2.30pm - 3.30pm 

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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: Wednesday 17 March, 1.45pm - 2.45pm

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

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Defra – Importing of fish and fishery products from the EU to GB

The webinar for POAO will include actions you must take to continue importing fish and fishery products from the EU into GB from 1 April 2021, guidance on how to meet the new requirements, useful links to essential information and the opportunity to have your questions answered by Defra officials.

Next webinar: Monday 22 March, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

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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 25 March, 10.00am - 11.00am

Additional dates:

Thursday 29 April, 2.00pm - 3.00pm (register here)

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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