Keep Britain Trading: Preparing leaders in logistics for Brexit

Westminster, London | 20 June

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Keep Britain Trading

Wednesday 20th June 2018

One Great George Street, Westminster, London

Brexit is set to have a massive effect on supply chain operations between Britain and the remaining 27 countries of the EU. A huge amount of work is being undertaken by Government to understand the implications of leaving the Customs Union and the Single Market on the movement of goods into and out of the UK. With a Transition Period all but agreed until the end of 2020 details of the new arrangements for Customs declarations and border checks are starting to emerge. Now is the time to start planning to minimize the impact of Brexit on your supply chains with Europe.

FTA is leading for logistics on Brexit and is bringing together the key decision makers and policy influencers for a one-day conference intended to help delegates plan the changes needed to maintain supply chain efficiency... and to Keep Britain Trading!

FTA’s Keep Britain Trading Conference will:

  • Explore the UK’s readiness for Brexit and provide you with a statement directly from Government with keynote speakers Robin Walker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DExEU and Karen Wheeler, Director General, Cross Government Border Delivery Group
  • Delve into specific issues and requirements for critical supply chains through a range of sector specific workshops which you can select to attend
  • Review the implications for groupage traffic with a panel session including major ports, European hauliers and the authorities
  • Provide a view from both Calais and Dublin on their border readiness for Brexit
  • Discuss other EU member state’s national readiness for Brexit with a panel session including representatives from logistics associations from across Europe
  • Equip delegates with a Brexit readiness toolkit, giving you the information and guidance you need to prepare your business for what’s ahead

The conference is designed to answer the following frequently asked questions:

  • How reliable is the December 2020 Transition Period? Should I still plan for a change in procedures from March 2019?
  • How will Customs declarations be made for EU traded goods? Will the new Customs Declarations System (CDS) be ready in time?
  • What are the roll-out plans for CDS? When can I start my staff training programmes?
  • Will hauliers need to apply for an International Haulage Permit for their trucks to travel abroad after Brexit? If so will there be enough Permits to go round?
  • What Customs easements and facilitations will be available for importers and exporters? Should I become an ‘Authorised Economic Operator’ (AEO)?
  • What contingency plans should I be making? What are the chances of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit?

Join fellow leaders within the logistics industry and be confident that your business is Brexit ready.