The Transition Period ends on 31 December 2020, how prepared are you?

To help ADS members get ready we ran a series of ‘Preparing for Brexit’ webinars September – December 2020, highlighting areas of significance for them and offering guidance and advice. We were joined by contributors from Government as well as industry specialists for an informed and lively Q&A discussion. These webinars were supplemented with a fortnightly Brexit bulletin and we also uploaded a range of resources for members in our Brexit Hub.

ADS preparing for Brexit webinars

A series of fortnightly webinars bringing members the latest information on key topics with contributions from Government.

ADS members can access these webinars on demand by logging into the members area.

EY presents: How the NI protocol will affect your business

EY experts Sally Jones and David Reaney talked through the implications of Brexit and the NI Protocol on businesses operating in Northern Ireland and those trading with Northern Irish businesses.


What you need to know about aviation safety regulation from 1 January 2021

Tim Johnson, Director of Policy and Strategy at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) explained the changes to aviation safety regulation, their preparations, and how you can secure the required certifications and approvals to place goods on the UK and EU market at the end of the transition period.

The Border Operating Model and guidance on importing and exporting

This webinar looked at the measures companies need to take to prepare for new import and export arrangements. We were joined by representatives from the Border and Protocol Delivery Group (BPDG), HMRC and BEIS to discuss the new Border Operating Model, importing and exporting for goods trading, and what new procedures businesses need to follow to comply with the new regime. We were unable to record this webinar.

UK REACH explained, with DEFRA

Listen again to our most recent webinar where we heard from DEFRA to explain the new system for chemical regulations in detail, outlining what action businesses need to take, and by when, to ensure they can continue to import, produce and use chemicals in the UK after we have left the EU’s REACH regime.

Requirements for defence exports when the transition period ends

Speakers – Claire Harrison, Head of Business Awareness, Export Control Joint Unit, Department for International Trade & Chris Chew, Head of Policy, Export Control Joint Unit, Department for International Trade.

In this webinar, the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) at the Department for International Trade outlined the scope of Export Controls and what will change as a result of leaving the EU. The ECJU covered export licenses, the unique circumstances for NI-GB trade, trade sanctions and the proactive steps members should take to ensure they are correctly registered and able to continue exporting.

Logistics and Freight

In this webinar Mark Johnson, National Customs and Trade Control Director from Kuehne + Nagel, a global transport and logistics company, outlined what businesses need to do for goods moving from the EU to the UK, and from the UK to the EU. This included any differences depending on the method of goods movement, any areas of clarity still required from the UK Government, and what businesses need to do between now and the end of the transition period on 31 December to prepare.

Ensuring lawful data flows from 1 January 2021

From 1 January 2021, the legal basis under which personal data can flow between the UK and EU will fundamentally change. Neil Ross, Policy Manager, Digital Economy at techUK and Ben Nash from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport outlined the issues and actions you can take to ensure you and your customers and/or suppliers remain compliant.

These webinars can be accessed on demand by logging into the members area.

External webinars

Brexit support webinars are taking place throughout December, organised by the Government, industry and official agencies. View the latest webinars from HMRC, Bird&Bird, BEIS and CAA.

Interested in our Brexit webinar series?

ADS members can access previous webinars recorded on demand by logging into the members area.

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