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From the 16th to the 20th November, the Chamber's policy team ran a series of events dedicated to Brexit and helping businesses to prepare for the 1st January 2021. Catch up on the recorded webinars below:

Brexit Support Week

Working to ensure businesses are as Brexit ready as possible is such an important issue regionwide, therefore events across Brexit Support Week are open to both members and non-members and available to re-watch anytime.


Monday - 16th November

State of Play
The opening session for the Chamber’s Brexit week. This elite panel provide an update on what we know about Brexit, where we are heading and what are the gaps in the current process.
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Customs Readiness
This practical workshop provides business with knowledge of customs and terms, how Brexit will impact them, and what to have ready by January 1st, 2021. This workshop was led by expert trainer Holly Tonge, who has over a decade’s experience in the customs and logistics sector, as well as delivering the Chamber’s Global Training.

For more information, contact Global@neechamber.co.uk


Tuesday - 17th November

Making a success of the new global environment
10:00 - 11:00
As a result of Brexit, the United Kingdom will be striking out as its own independent “Global Britain”, which will bring opportunities and challenges beyond our trade with Europe. This session hears about the support, resources and opportunities at home and abroad to make your business a success through Brexit.
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The View from Europe
13:00 - 14:00
Brussels is the heart of the EU, and with a special working group examining the UK-EU future relationship, the British Chamber of EU & Belgium are in a great position to share there on the ground insight, and what next for UK outside of the EU. Here, EU & Belgian Chamber CEO, Dan Dalton, & Senior Lecturer of Economics at Teesside University, Dr. He Zhang, share their insight to UK from Europe.
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Wednesday - 18th November

Building and maintaining relations with European partners
9:30 - 10:30
Brexit will fundamentally change how we work with our customers, suppliers and partners in Europe. Communication and understanding will be crucial in ensuring a smooth transition from now into the new. This session looks at how to maintain and build relationships with those in our supply chains and overseas, calling upon the implications for getting it wrong and how to avoid complications down the line.
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Future of UK standards & regulations
13:00 - 14:00
Leaving the UK will not only change how we move goods post-Brexit, but how we monitor and regulate those goods. There has been much interest in the future of the UK’s membership of chemical regulatory authority REACH, but also the future of CE Marking for UK goods. This session informs businesses of how to prepare and protect products through Brexit.
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Thursday - 19th November

How to manage data and implications of Brexit
09:30-10:30
This workshop focuses on the handling & management of data, as well as the implications for getting it wrong. In 2018, the UK introduced the EU GDPR rules, regulating and protecting data, the UK aims to replicate this with UKDP, but there will be added challenges to housing and moving data overseas in 2021. The webinar assists domestic and global businesses that handle and are involved in data.
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Protecting intellectual property overseas
11:00 - 12:00
Intellectual Property (IP) is crucial when trading overseas as it fosters innovation, protects your product and helps access new markets and consumers, such as Copyright, Trademarks and Patents. Brexit will impact the protection and regulation for your business, as the UK is set to leave certain European conventions on IP protection, but there are steps business can take to be better prepare for 1st January 2021. In this workshop led by Rebecca Grant, IP Specialist at HGF, we discuss the importance of protecting your businesses Intellectual Property overseas, some best practice, and the implications of Brexit on intellectual property.
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Future of migration and business travel
13:00 - 14:00
Leaving the EU’s “Single Market” will mean leaving the Free Movement of People to and from Europe. The UK has already announced a plan to introduce a “point-based” migration system, and business travel may require visas in 2021. This panel session looks at what the new system will look like for business looking to travel or attract skills abroad, and steps they can take now to be prepared when the new changes take effect in 2021.
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Friday - 20th November

Managing financial currency & risk
9:30 - 10:30
Brexit, COVID, the US Elections and other global pressures will impact the value and power of our currency- so how can we ensure we are getting a good deal when trading with clients overseas? This panel session features experts from the finance and currency sector, as they explore the current impact on currency, what to look out for in the coming months, and how to manage your risks through Brexit and beyond.
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Impact of Brexit on VAT & Tax handling
11:00 - 12:00
This webinar focuses on tax changes, and how business can prepare. Value Added Tax (VAT) is a tax levied at each level of production, but as the UK will leave the “EU VAT Area”, the UK could gain more flexibility on the structure of VAT after Brexit. Re-watch Andrew Needham, VAT Partner at Haines Watts, as he discusses the implications of Brexit VAT and how business can prepare for Change.
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A new beginning with the Euro Chambers
13:00 - 14:30
This final session of the week takes part with the major European Chambers to highlight the importance of UK-European trade beyond Brexit, the opportunities and support available for UK business exporting to Europe. For this global panel we were joined by The British Chamber of Commerce in Germany and The Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce.
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