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. 

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HMRC: Exporting: Actions you need to take now

This 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. 

Next webinar: Thursday 14 January, 9.45am - 10.45am 

Additional dates: Monday 18 January, Wednesday 20 January and Friday 22 January 

Aberdeen Harbour

HMRC: Importing: Staged controls and how to prepare to use them

This 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. There will be a run-through of the key export processes – staged border controls, zero-rated VAT, customs declaration and using an intermediary, as well as a run through of the licenses, certificates and authorisations that you’ll need. 

Next webinar Thursday 14 January, 11.45am - 12.45pm 

Additional dates: Monday 18 January, Thursday 21 January

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Rules of Origin Stakeholder Forum - Tea, Coffee, Spices and Ambient & Prepared food

Date: Thursday 14 January, 3.00pm - 4.00pm 

This webinar will be held on Microsoft Teams. 

What employers should be doing now to prepare if they want to recruit from EEA and beyond

For Scottish employers faced with skills shortages in the domestic labour market, recruiting talent from overseas is often critical to the growth of the business. Never used the immigration system? Find out how to access talent from the EEA and beyond.

Date: Thursday 14 January, 10am-11am

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Rules of Origin Stakeholder forum - Sugar and Chocolate products

Date: Friday 15 January, 12.00pm - 1.00pm 

This webinar will be held on Microsoft Teams. 

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, key terminology and new processes.

Next webinar: Friday 15 January, 1.45pm - 2.45pm

Additional dates: Wednesday 20 January and Friday 22 January

Business Gateway: Trading online

This workshop aims to enable you to set up and manage an effective online trading presence.

Date: 19 January 10.00am - 12.30am

Business Gateway: A practical guide to building your own E-commerce business website

Learn how to build your own e-commerce website using tools such as Shopify. We'll look at what options are out there, how to get started and the key stages in developing your e-commerce store.

Date: Friday 19 February 10.00am - 12.00pm 

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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 Tuesday 19 January, 11.45am - 12.45pm

Additional dates: Thursday 21 January 

Aberdeen Harbour

Trading with the EU: What does the deal mean?

This lunchtime learning session will cover topics including tariff free trade between the UK and the EU, agreement on Cumulation, tariff code-based rules of origin and customs and trade principles between UK and EU. Issues of product and regulatory conformity, VAT treatment under the TCA, customs authorisations and procedures, financial Services, mutual recognition of professional qualifications and digital trade will also be discussed.

Date: Tuesday 19 January, 12.00pm

Business Gateway: What to do now and what's changing (Brexit)

This 90-minute webinar is for small business and will look at what is changing and what to do now to help you prepare for Brexit.

Date: Wednesday 20 January, 10.00am - 11.30am

Regulating chemicals after the UK transition period

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will be hosting two, virtual one-day stakeholder events covering actions businesses must take when the UK Transition ends. The webinar will also cover how the new GB regulatory regime for chemicals may impact businesses.

Date: Wednesday 20 January 2021, 10.15am

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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.

Led by TalentScotland

Date: Thursday 21 January, 10am - 11am

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Trading with the EU: What is an import?

This lunchtime learning session will cover what 'import' means, why your goods are considered as an import, an overview of the import process, what has changed after Brexit and direct vs indirect imports. 

Date: Thursday 21 January, 12.00pm 

Stena Line ferry at Cairnryan Port

Trading with the EU: What is an export?

This lunchtime learning session will cover the definition of 'export', why your goods are now considered as an export, an overview of the export process, what has changed after Brexit, exporter responsibilities, and proof of export. 

Date: Tuesday 26 January, 12.00pm

Are you a Tier 2 Licence holder? Find out about the recent changes to the Points Based system

If you're an SME based in Scotland and already have a sponsor licence, learn more about imminent changes to the UK immigration system following end of the EU transition period. 

Date: Tuesday 26 January, 2pm-3pm

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DIT: Going for Global Growth 2021

This event looks will look at the new post-Brexit rules and what this means for business, followed by a panel session answering key questions on the new trading rules for paperwork, travel and logistics. 

Date: Tuesday 26 January, 2.00pm – 3.30pm 

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Trading with the EU: Customs procedures

This lunchtime learning session will cover what customs procedures are, what you need to know as an importer or exporter of goods, what best practice looks like, customs special procedures, duty suspension and reliefs, and relevant customs notices. 

Date: Thursday 28 January, 12.00pm

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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: Tuesday 9 February, 2pm - 3pm

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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: Wednesday 24 February, 10am - 11am

Man and woman sitting opposite each other with laptops at window

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, 2pm - 3pm

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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, 10am - 11am

Scottish Enterprise webinar programme

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

No upcoming Brexit webinars, 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.

No upcoming webinars, you can find previous webinars in the playback section below. 

 

 

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