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Policy Event

Navigating Brexit: Good Practice - Planning and Preparation for Trade in Goods

17 Oct 2019
Institute of Directors, London

Navigating Brexit: Good Practice - Planning and Preparation for Trade in Goods

The IoD’s hugely popular Navigating Brexit event series is returning for a final set of instalments in the run-up to the 31st October, when the possibility of the UK leaving the EU without a deal could turn from risk into reality.

As the countdown begins (again), the IoD is committed to bringing together a panoply of experts in their field who can cut through the political noise to bring directors clear, factual information about what changes may be in the offing and how to prepare one’s organisation as best as possible.

This latest event focuses exclusively on Brexit planning for business in the good sectors, drawing together a number of overlapping themes and areas to isolate how change may be coming for firms and what to prioritise for preparation in advance. While changes to both domestic regulation and trade may be more uniform in nature for goods compared to services, the level of complex detail and array of moving parts for companies both trading with Europe and in the supply chain can be a daunting landscape to navigate. This 2 hour panel discussion will be interactive with the audience so that attendees can get as many of their questions in as possible.

Among the topics covered will be, changes and planning on VAT, a range of key customs issues (from tariffs and duty to declarations and documentary requirements), logistics and transport to help firms understand what may impact on delivery times, product regulation compliance, commercial contract considerations and intellectual propertyThere will also be a brief discussion looking at company restructuring to help businesses understand what options and liabilities they should consider when looking at setting up abroad. Director responsibilities will also be a key focus in this area of Brexit planning.

Speakers will include experienced customs and tax advisers, logistics experts, Government officials and former European customs authorities, as well as businesses themselves to give a practical snapshot of their own advanced planning to date. 

This is a must-attend event for those looking to distil Brexit noise down to practical help and understanding, and with potentially only weeks to go until deadline day, one of the last opportunities to put beyond doubt what is needed for your organisation to prepare!

Please arrive promptly at 12:30pm; a light buffet lunch will be provided prior to the event commencing at 12:50pm. 

Key details

Date & time: 17 Oct 2019 12:30 - 16:00
Location: Institute of Directors, London
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Event manager:
Mrs Sophie Breeden
Contact phone:
07849 077 858


  • Pauline Bastidon, Freight Transport Association
  • Dr Anna Jerzewska, Customs Consultant 
  • Richard Asquith, Head of Global Indirect Tax, Avalara
  • Danny Langley, Deputy Head of Goods Regulation, BEIS  
  • Pete MacSwiney, Industry Chair, Joint Customs Consultative Committee 
  • Tim Rycroft, Head of EU Exit, Food and Drink Federation
  • Kate O'Rourke, former President of the Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys



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  • Institute of Directors
  • 116 Pall Mall
  • London
  • SW1Y 5ED

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