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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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: Tuesday 11 May, 1.45pm - 2.45pm

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

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.

Date: Wednesday 12 May, 11.45am - 12.45pm. Register now

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IOE&IT - Preserve and grow your business with the EU

In this free webinar you will be guided through the key changes to EU-GB trade rules and what they mean for your customs requirements. Learn how to manage these new processes and the new Digital Trader Service and how it can help you. There will be a Question & Answer session and you can submit questions in advance when you register.

Date: Wednesday 12 May, 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 12 May, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Additional dates: 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.

Date: Thursday 13 May, 11.45am - 12.45pm. Register now

 

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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.

Tuesday 25 May, 10.00am - 11.00am Register now

Wednesday 23 June, 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now

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How Scottish companies can easily access a new pool of international talent with the introduction of the graduate visa

The new graduate visa route is a new post study work visa that will enable UK employers to access an additional talent pool of graduates who have studied in the UK. Join this TalentScotland webinar to find out more.

Thursday 27 May 2021, 10:00am - 10:30am BST Register now

Wednesday 9 June 2021, 2:00pm - 2:30pm BST Register now

 

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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