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Deal or No Deal: What Companies Importing or Exporting Need To Know To Prepare For Brexit
Join us for a 60-minute preparing for Brexit event. Deal or No Deal, companies need to be prepared for Brexit. Receive practical advice from two local experts as to how to prepare for it in relation to importing and exporting. Using their Brexit Checklist as a basis for the event, guests will also have the opportunity to ask questions. Calling all exporters/importers to/from the EU…are you ready for Brexit? Are you fully prepared for the UK leaving the EU as of 1st January 2021?
Register now for our event on 15th December featuring speakers from LV Shipping and Import Export Support to help talk you through trading with the EU post-Brexit and how to ensure your own business transition during this challenging time runs as smoothly as possible.
Key Topics Include
Customs declarations & the prelodging rules
Classification valuation and origin
Plus key changes - including how to find and use the new UK global tariff & duty deferment accounts & Postponed VAT Accounting
The speakers will also talk about their “must do’s” for Brexit. Finally, the event will finish with time for Questions & Answers with the speakers.
About the Speakers
Kevin Walsh, LV Shipping Ltd
Kevin Walsh has been working in the shipping and freight sector since 1991.
For the last 16 years he has worked with the UK freight forwarding company LV Shipping Ltd, and as their UK Sales Director since 2013.
LV Shipping is ultimately Dutch-owned (founded in 1921 with HQ in Rotterdam) and has been trading in the UK since 1986 where it was established as a result of involvement in the oil and gas sector, a sector in which it is still very much involved today.
Over recent years the company has grown globally to now include own offices in USA, Brazil, Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Malaysia.
Kevin has travelled extensively on business over many years including several visits to China, Russia, India, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, UAE and Malaysia.
Kevin is based at the Liverpool (Birkenhead) office of LV Shipping, one of the company’s ten UK branch offices (which include also Great Yarmouth, Felixstowe, Southampton, Tilbury, Aberdeen and Heathrow); he is married with three children, and in his spare time enjoys playing 5-a-side football and is a keen supporter of Tranmere Rovers Football Club.
Tracey Renshaw, Import Export Support Ltd
Many importers and exporters find there is a shortage of consultancy services with experience in representing blue-chip companies to HMRC. Tracey Renshaw recognised this shortfall in expertise and in 2014 launched Import Export Support to provide key insight and cost-saving services to the industry.
In her career as a qualified accountant Tracey developed an understanding of working with HMRC and the complexities of import and export tax in the UK. At Marks & Spencer Tracey moved up to Head of Customs and Excise, where she took the lead in negotiating with HMRC. By focussing on the classification of duty on womenswear, Tracey helped M&S save over £1million in import taxes. Finding she thrived on overcoming supply and import challenges, Tracey continued to uncover new cost-saving solutions for M&S. Tracey’s experience and knowledge was developed at Jaeger where she headed up the International Shipping Department.
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