The third of four topical and interactive webinars, designed to count down to the end of the EU Transition period.
They will be full of practical information and advice on what businesses need to do now in order to be prepared for the changes on 1 January 2021. They will also guide businesses through the jargon and complexities of Customs processes to ensure they understand what change is required.
Hosted by Customs expert Liam Smyth, these highly relevant and engaging webinars will guide businesses through the complexity of change in our import and export processes, systems and controls from 1st January 2020.
At the next event on November 11th, Lord Agnew, Minister at the Treasury, will give an update on border readiness and take questions from traders.
Webinar 1: 100 days to go (Tuesday 22 September 16:30 – 17:30 CET)
Webinar 2: 75 days to go (Friday 16 October 11:00 – 12:00 CET)
Webinar 3: 50 days to go (Wednesday 11 November 11:00 – 12:30 CET)
Webinar 4: 30 days to go (Tuesday 1 December 11:00 – 12:00 CET)
This event will be hosted in partnership with Chamber Customs
Minister at the Treasury | Cabinet Office
Lord Theodore Agnew was appointed Minister of State at the Cabinet Office and Her Majesty’s Treasury on 14 February 2020.
He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System from 28 September 2017 to 14 February 2020. He also served as a lead non-executive board member at the Ministry of Justice, and a non-executive board member at the Department for Education where he was chair of the department’s Academies Board from 2013 to 2015.
Outside of the department, Lord Agnew founded Somerton Capital LLP in 2007 and co-founded the WNS Group (a US listed company) in 1990.
Director for Trade Facilitation | British Chambers of Commerce
Liam Smyth is the Director of Trade Facilitation at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). He is responsible for the regulation and implementation of Rules of Origin and trade documentation services throughput the British Chamber Network. He engages with government on trade policy, represents the BCC on a number of working groups, contributes to consultations and sits on the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) Technical Committee on Origin.
He is leading the launch of a new customs declarations service, ChamberCustoms. It’s the first UK Customs Broker to offer clearance of
goods through every inventory linked port in the United Kingdom offering traders high standards of assurance and compliance.
Prior to joining the BCC, Liam was Deputy CEO at Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce where he led a number of trade missions across the globe. He has also held a number of commercial and non-executive roles in the media and retail sectors.