DIT: Free Trade Agreements
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International Trade Member Rate: £150.00
From the 1st January 2021 all shipments to and from the EU will be classed as ‘Imports’ and ‘Exports’ in the same way shipments to and from Non EU countries are currently treated regardless of any DEAL as the UK will leave the Single Market and Customs Union.
This course is aimed at individuals from businesses currently involved in imports and exports who want a better understanding of what a Free Trade Agreement is from a customs perspective, how they work, the benefits, the risks, and why even if we agree to a FTA DEAL with the EU, customs procedures will still change dramatically from the 1st January.
What will I learn?
- A good understanding of what the ‘Deal’ with the EU will be if negotiated
- Understanding of what a Free Trade Agreement is
- How it will work at Import and Export
- The paperwork involved
- The Rules of Origin that will need to be met
- The various terminology
- Communication with the Transport Company/Broker and Consignee
- The customs procedures
- FTA’s with other third countries
- Compliance and HMRC
When you register for your place, you will be sent a calendar invitation as confirmation of your place. The invite will include a unique link from Zoom for you to join the video call.
To cancel your place, please email [email protected] Please note that there will be no refund for cancellations received less than 14 calendar days prior to the event.
- David Hooper
- Company Director, Hooper & Co.
David Hooper MBA, has worked in International Trade and Economic Development for 20 years including 5 years working for HMRC. He is now Director of Independent Freight Solution Ltd based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, who are a freight forwarder that also provide specialist advice, consultancy and training regarding customs and compliance related issues. David has an extensive knowledge of World Wide Customs Compliance and in 2016 Independent Freight became an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) for Customs and Security. Over the last few years David has been asked to give talks and presentations to business on customs compliance rules and regulations and guidance on how Brexit could affect business exporting and importing in the future. David has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with Distinction from Aston University in 2004 and a degree in Economics, Politics and Philosophy from the Open University. David also sits on the Coventry of Commerce Brexit Committee.