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WEBINAR: How UK service companies can adjust to the new way of trading with the EU

17th March 2021 | 10:00 - 11:00 WORKSHOP
Eu exit
Covid 19

Event description

The EU Single Market afforded a level of freedom to UK service providers, not replicated in any existing FTA, including the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). UK service companies have been treated as ‘local businesses’ within the EU and therefore not had to navigate individual member states’ administrative processes and rules.Provisions for service within the TCA pretty much replicate World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, whereby all member states have committed to opening up their economies to UK service providers, but commitments differ significantly and are subject to change across sectors and service type.UK companies now have to navigate the local jurisdiction in each market where their service is provided; and consult with local authorities directly to determine if there are any potential issues with continued supply in 2021 and beyond.

Please note, this workshop will be held on Zoom. The online workshop format gives you the chance to fully participate in group discussion via video, ask questions throughout the session, learn from like minded business owners, and build connections. Our online workshops work in the same way as our standard events, with a limited number of attendees, and an expert Delivery Partner leading the session, to ensure you’re able to receive personalised support. 

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What will I learn

  • Cross border service
  • Consumption abroad
  • Commercial presence
  • What is and what is not included in the TCA
  • GDPR
  • Focus of continued negotiation between the UK and EU

Who should attend

Business owners affected by EU Exit.

About the speaker

Andrea Collins

Andrea is an international trade specialist with 22+ years in the industry; a linguist fluent in French and Spanish, Andrea specializes in Export. Having worked in the Chemicals, IT, and Professional Services sectors, the first 12 years of Andrea’s career were spent predominantly overseas both selling direct and establishing distribution channels for a number of FTSE and Euronext companies including ICI and RightNow. Recent years saw Andrea exporting her own market research company’s services to Europe and the US. A passionate ambassador of UK micro businesses and SMEs, she launched The Export Department to assist these companies expand their horizons internationally and raise the profile of UK goods and services abroad. An MBA graduate, Andrea is also a member of the Institute of Export and International Trade.

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