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Post-Brexit Planning Workshop

Trade statistics show that the European Union is the destination for about half of all British goods exports. The trading links are bigger if we include the countries that the United Kingdom trades freely with because of the free trade agreement with the European Union. The task to reach a new trade agreement with the European Union following the Brexit vote will be complex.

This 1-day workshop will look at the impact of Brexit on your existing exports and imports immediately and longer term and where to go from here to spread your risks. 

Who should attend? 

Any exporters currently exporting to the EU 

Benefits of attending 

  • Detailed discussions on best and worst case scenarios for leaving the EU 
  • Can help to compile a risk management strategy for when the UK leaves the EU 
  • The course is CPD certified to 15 points 

Course content 

Managing existing business 
Communicating with existing EU clients/suppliers/partners 

  • Reassurance, commitment, informing 

Planning for the future 

  • Customs clearance, tariffs, free trade deals, impact on EU business 
  •  Impact on non-EU business (free trade agreements) 

Looking beyond the EU 
Looking for new markets for your business 

  • Researching using the internet and visiting a new market 
  • Market entry planning 
  • Marketing in different cultures 
  • Languages and using interpreters or translators 

Trading blocs, free trade agreements, customs unions and free trade zones 

  • Understanding the difference 
  • Taking advantage of them in new and existing markets 
  • What is origin, and why is it important, impacts on your business 

Managing future risks 

  • Mitigating foreign exchange risk 
    • Short term (during uncertainty) 
    • Longer term 
  • What credit risk insurance covers and how to use it 
  • Is your supply chain secure? 

Impact of Brexit on suppliers 

  • Agreements with suppliers 
  • Customs procedures, tariffs, duty preferences 
  • Implications for transport and distribution 


  • Institute of Export and International Trade members receive a £100 discount
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