International trade in 2019 and beyond
Tuesday 12 March, Gowling WLG office Birmingham
The future of the UK's international trade landscape remains unclear. There are still questions as to where we are heading in terms of the UK-EU relationship. This poses a number of challenges for businesses that are dependent on cross border trade with the EU, and require an understanding of what measures can be taken to keep goods moving across the border, in event of a No Deal Brexit. In parallel to the EU-UK negotiations, there are discussions underway that would potentially lead the UK to forming or extending trade relationships with other territories. These new trade arrangements, so called Free Trade Agreements "FTA"s, will offer new or improved market access opportunities for those businesses that are positioned to take advantage and understand the requirements placed on an exporter of goods or services.
Whilst it is not possible to predict the Brexit status by 12 March, undoubtedly a viewpoint on the common challenges and opportunities around international trade and the associated compliance requirements will be invaluable. The agenda below has been kept deliberately open and will be flexed according to the position of the UK and Brexit at the time.
The event will be hosted by Ursula Johnston and other trade and regulatory specialists who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. More speakers to be confirmed.
Special Guest Speaker: Anthony Kirby, Advena Medical
Anthony specialises in helping UK Medical Device Manufacturers to understand the requirements needed to appoint an EU Authorised Representative EC REP. There are critical timelines that are fast approaching, in the result of either a no-deal or a last minute deal.
Failure to appoint an EC REP in either potential outcomes will effectively lock UK manufacturers out of the EU market and will invalidate existing CE marks.
Hot drinks and pastries will be available on arrival.