Brexit: It’s Not Over Yet 

Online Workshops


Since 1.1.21 trade between the EU and UK has been governed by a new Trade & Cooperation Agreement (TCA) which brought with it new import and export rules. 

To meet these rules businesses need new skills, and must deal with a higher level of administration than before.

This new series of workshops themed “Brexit: It’s Not Over Yet ” has been developed from lessons our transition team and customs experts have learnt from assisting hundreds of businesses on the front line of Brexit. The sessions address the challenges and provide real solutions. 

Packed with expert tips, time-saving tools and real life case studies to help you stay ahead of the curve.

Brexit: It’s Not Over Yet Workshops


Workshop 1 – 15 March 2022

Rules of Origin, Trade Agreements and Commodity Codes

Rules of origin have become a very prominent feature of today's trading system and various regional trade agreements are being negotiated across the globe. Duty rates, preferential trade agreements, trade sanctions and import quotas are all regulated according to country of origin.

As the UK develops its own trade policy, negotiates free trade agreements and sets its own tariffs, knowledge of these agreements. Attend this workshop and learn how to boost your exports and save duties on your imports.


  • How can my business benefit from post-Brexit trade agreements with 100 + countries?
  • Check your goods meet the rules of origin and know what proof of origin is needed
  • Commodity codes. Why they’re important and which codes will change on 1.1.22
  • EUR1s or exporter statements? A practical guide to proofs of origin

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm


Workshop 2 - 15 March 2022

All about VAT

Applying the international VAT rules is not straightforward and mistakes can lead to costly delays. This course clearly explains how a UK organisation should apply the rules and account for VAT on cross border supplies of goods and services. Crucially, it will illustrate how Brexit has affected these rules in 2021.


  • Exports and Imports
             - Direct and indirect exports
             - Import VAT: payment and recovery
  • Transactions in goods between the UK and other EU countries
             - Sales of goods to EU business customers
             - Distance sales
             - Acquisitions of goods from EU suppliers
             - Special circumstances: transfer of own goods, supply of installed goods, triangular transactions
             - Overview of Intrastat & EC Sales List
  • Transactions in services between the UK and other countries: reverse charge and general rule
  • Services: exceptions to the general rule
    Includes: Intangible services, admission to events
             - Land-related services
             - Electronically-supplied services, broadcasting and telecommunications
             - Freight and passenger transport and intermediary services
             - Catering
  • Reclaim of foreign VAT
             - EU scheme
             - “13th Directive” (non-EU businesses)
  • Record keeping: Summary of what information / records you should keep and for how long
  • Keeping up to date: HM Revenue & Customs

Time: 1:30pm to 4:30pm


Workshop 3 - 16 March 2022

HMRC audits are coming. Get ready. 

Customs checks on imports and exports happen remotely in the background and companies that fail to meet compliance standards may face increased inspections, the loss of customs approvals and/or back duty demands. 

This workshop is designed to help you create and sustain a robust approach to keeping your business legal. 


  • How to start an internal review
  • Top 10 compliance fails
  • Using checklists, process flows and guidelines
  • The importance of record keeping
  • VAT, commodity codes and duty free claims – what can go wrong
  • Customs authorisations, origin and evidencing export
  • Suppliers declarations
  • Stress testing your process

Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm 


Venue: Videoconference via Zoom

Cost of each workshop per delegate:

£297 (excluding VAT) Regular Customers / Chamber Members

£327 (excluding VAT) Non-Regular Customers / Non-Chamber Members


Please click here to reserve your place.


Special Discount

Book more than 1 place on any workshop or combination of workshops and receive a 10% discount


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