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The UK has effectively exited the EU less than two years ago, and the full effects of Brexit are largely yet to come.

Those practitioners - or their clients - who are active in business beyond Great Britain, including in Northern Ireland, are or will soon be challenged by the new sovereign status of the UK in external business and trade relations.

The Government has embarked on an ambitious ‘Global Britain’ agenda with international trade at its core, which has improved economic and trade relations with historical partners such as Canada and Australia but has held back trade and cooperation with the EU. The Northern Ireland question remains unsettled and still chills the ties with Europe. The war in Ukraine has boosted cross-channel political currents but amplified the geopolitical and economic challenges.

The UK Parliament wants to have a greater say in trade - so where does this all leave business?

This new virtual classroom seminar will offer an analysis of the existing customs and trade tools that were previously dependent on agreement with EU industry and/or EU Member States. Failing understanding and proper use of those tools will likely diminish the opportunities presented by a sovereign tariff and trade policy.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • Basic concepts of trade and tariff policy: bound and applied tariffs, MFN, national treatment, trade remedies, free trade areas and customs unions
  • Basic concepts of customs policy: customs classification, rules or origin - non-preferential and preferential, valuation, customs facilitation
  • UK's Integrated Tariff
  • Tariff suspensions
  • UK External Trade Policy - Multilateral, Global Britain, G7, bilateral relations: continuity agreements, new free trade deals
  • UK's bid for accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the likely impact of the war in Ukraine
  • UK's trade remedies - anti-dumping duties, countervailing measures, safeguard measures
  • UK-EU relations post-Brexit - Withdrawal Agreement, Protocol on Northern Ireland, Trade and Cooperation Agreement, future prospects
  • How is Trade Policy made - strong links with geopolitics and internal politics
  • Role for devolved governments (Scotland, Northern Ireland) in UK Trade Policy
  • Role of Parliament in UK Trade policy
  • The UK's first WTO dispute - complaint by the EU
  • Q&A

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.

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Learn Live | 27.10.2022

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An Advanced Guide to UK Sovereign Tariffs & Trade Policy

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Discounts are available for multiple places. If you have 5 or more people interested in participating in this virtual learning session please email us at group@mblseminars.com for more information.

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