Is your business Brexit-proof?

  • DateJune 13, 2019
  • Time1:00 PM EDT
  • Duration1 hour
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About this Webinar

With the UK scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019, members of the trade community are running out of time to implement contingency plans.

This webinar provides insight into the current talks between the United Kingdom and European Union, and where policies stand on the topic of trade. Our subject matter experts will briefly discuss the events that have led up to the current position between the UK and EU, and will provide an overview of the known requirements for future trade between the UK/EU and the rest of the world.

Attend this webinar to learn more about:

  • The current status of discussions between UK and EU
  • The impending changes to trade that will be brought on by BREXIT, both immediately and in the near future
  • How to prepare for Brexit

Who Should Attend?

Importers and exporters who currently conduct business in the UK and European Union, compliance managers

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Our experts

David Merritt: Director, EMEA Global Trade Consulting

David Merritt has over 52 years of international trade compliance experience with a broad understanding of the global trade environment. He has developed expertise in the applicability of customs and export controls for global organizations.

David has completed compliance related assessments, audits and due diligence reviews throughout the EMEA region as well as providing reviews, advice and training to major multinational companies on logistics, import and export control policies, regulations and licensing procedures.

He has addressed the World Customs Organisation, the Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA), chaired a panel of regulatory specialists at the Advanced Forum on Global Customs Compliance and addressed the ICPA on changes in European Legislation.

Chris Williams: Senior Consultant, EMEA Global Trade Consulting

As Senior Consultant – EMEA in the Global Trade Consulting team, Chris Williams helps companies minimize risk and achieve high levels of customs compliance through high end deliverables such as audit function and impact assessment.

With nearly 30 years’ experience, Chris has a background in freight forwarding and customs brokerage, and his core expertise covers EU and UK import regulations and operations, export controls, ITAR, free trade agreements and AEO applications. Additionally, he is an expert on import compliance assessments and audits, due diligence assessment and the development and implementation of compliance plans such as Internal Control Systems, and has extensive experience with the core elements of Duty Management; valuation, harmonized tariff schedule classification and origin rules.

Certified for Customs competency in the UK, Chris has also delivered three AEO accreditations for businesses in the UK.

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