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Brexit webinars

In July 2020, we ran a series of webinars focusing on Brexit and its impact for Irish business. Read more about these webinars and watch the recordings below:


Brexit Preparing for VAT & Customs Changes (NI Businesses)

The decision not to seek an extension of the Transition Period beyond the 31st December 2020 is significant for NI businesses.

This makes it increasingly likely that the existing status quo position will come to an end and new VAT and Customs rules will apply to trading with the rest of the UK from 1 January 2021.

Our Brexit VAT & Customs webinar hosted on the 21st July 2020, with expert speakers from  NI, ROI and GB, outlines the practical implications for NI business and provides insights into what this means from a VAT and Customs perspective including:

  • The key unanswered questions in the Ireland / Northern Ireland Protocol;
  • What VAT and Customs changes will apply for NI businesses from 1 January 2021;
    • Trade with ROI and rest of the EU
    • Trade with GB
    • What will the new Irish Sea border system look like?
  • A review of supply chain scenarios and trade implications;
  • Further complications to trade – Rules of Origin and FTAs;
  • What businesses can do to prepare;
  • Interactive Q&A.

Watch our latest webinar below:


Brexit VAT & Customs

Trading with the UK from 1 January 2021 - New VAT and Customs rules

The decision not to seek an extension of the Transition Period beyond the 31st December 2020 is very significant for businesses, making it increasingly likely that the existing status quo position will come to an end and new VAT and Customs rules will apply to trading with the UK from 1 January 2021.

Our Brexit VAT & Customs webinar hosted on the 7th July 2020, with expert speakers from Ireland and the UK, outlines the practical and important steps businesses should now take to be prepared for the VAT & Customs implications, irrespective of whether an FTA is agreed or not prior to the 31st December 2020. The webinar considers in detail;

  • What VAT and Customs changes will apply from 1 January 2021 in ROI, NI and the UK
  • What should you focus on between now and 1 January 2021 in preparing for these changes
  • What is a Free Trade Agreement and will it matter to you if a deal is reached on a Free Trade Agreement

Watch this webinar below:

Brexit Preparations – Time is of the Essence

Whilst acknowledging the challenges many businesses currently face in responding to COVID-19, we recommend that businesses be prepared for the risk of trade with the UK defaulting to WTO terms from 1 January 2021. In particular, we recommend making sure you are ready for customs procedures when dealing with GB - they will be required even if an FTA is agreed. Likewise the publication of papers on the implementation of the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland, the UK’s plans to phase in some customs changes over 6 months, and the UK’s tariff schedule that will apply to GB imports from the EU if there is no FTA are also very important.  

We have monitored Brexit developments closely and in addition to the attached webinar, you might find our following Brexit publications of benefit;

Brexit June 2020  Actions to Take Update– A review of major developments  and specific actions in VAT & Customs and detailed commentary on the UK Global Tariff Schedule and the outstanding issues in respect of the protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

Brexit Transition Phase February 2020 - For preparations in the areas of People, Data and Company Law


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If you have any queries on how Brexit will affect your business, please get in touch with our dedicated Brexit response team.

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