FREE places on virtual Brexit and Customs Conference

brexit conference

FREE Places up for grabs on this highly sought after virtual Brexit & Customs Conference that takes place on 17th November.

Tickets usually cost €500 but they are FREE to you.

Please see the content of this course below which is being offered FREE by LEO Westmeath  to our clients and their business with the final piece of the Brexit Jigsaw puzzle.  We will book your place on this programme.


Please email to confirm your booking and please ensure you or your designated person can attend on the day so that other businesses don’t miss the opportunity .


This is  a live Virtual event and one that your business should not miss. This event would normally cost €435+ Vat per person  but we in LEO Westmeath are offering FREE places


WHEN 17TH November

TIME    9:15am-4:00pm


Please review the conference itinerary and have your responses back to on or before 5 00 PM on Friday  the  22nd  October  - when the tickets are gone, they are gone!


Conference Programme


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks


Overview Brexit – Where are we now

John O'Loughlin, PwC partner and leader of the Global Trade and Customs team

  • Supplier and Customer Engagement 
  • Importance of Contracts - Roles and Responsibilities 
  • Supply Chain and Areas for Consideration
  • Brexit Checklist 


Customs and trading goods in a post Brexit world - Learnings from the first year of trading goods with the UK

Martin Agnew, Director, ab consulting Ltd

Ciarán McConigley, Director, ab consulting Ltd

  • Customs clearance options and paying and managing Customs and Import VAT as efficiently as possible.
  • Management of customs and supply chain, tips on how to ensure Customs compliance and keep costs optimised.
  • Customs training and resource building - expertise, processes, and procedures.
  • Enabling exports, what opportunities exists for Irish companies.
  • What to expect next.


Adjusting to the new Post Brexit trading reality

Aidan Flynn, General Manager, Freight Transport Association Ireland

  • The adjusting Supply Chain
  • New routes to market - Implications for the Irish Supply Chain
  • Implementation of the Trade and Cooperation agreement
  • Issues with the land bridge
  • Key issues faced by FTA Ireland members / Adjusting to the changing trade environment.
  • Trade flows from Northern Ireland
  • New regulatory requirements by the UK and implications for Irish exporters


VAT - EU / UK Trade - Cooperation Agreement - Origin

Paul McMahon Principal of McMahon Legal, Solicitors & Tax Consultants

VAT on Cross-border Services

  • Impact of Brexit and VAT
  • Business to business services
  • The reverse charge
  • Business to consumer services
  • E-commerce and digital services
  • Changes to VAT system

EU UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and Origin

  • Duties and qualifying origin
  • What is qualifying origin?
  • When goods "wholly obtained"?
  • What is "substantial transformation"?
  • What declarations are required?
  • What simplifications are available?
  • What is the registered export scheme?
  • What records do I need to keep?


The long-lasting impact of Brexit on business models

Jessica Yang, Chair and CEO, Customs Knowledge Institute

  • Overview of challenges businesses in the UK and the EU faced in 2021, e.g. UK distribution model, issues exporting out of the UK
  • Short term solutions: reactively reorganise the business to respond to new customs requirements.
  • Planning for the longer term: how to build, maintain and enhance in-house customs capability.


BREXIT & Personal Data Transfers- Will data transfers have to stop?

Kate Colleary, Director Pembroke Privacy, Country Leader – IAPP.

  • What should we do to continue transferring data to and from the UK?
  • The data transfer landscape generally – GDPR requirements when transferring data outside the EEA


Customs Duty and Tax suspension; duty refunds and reductions?

Withholding Tax - Brexit and import/export flow of goods

  • Duty & VAT payment mechanisms for import
  • Ways to suspend, reduce and negate your duties and VAT obligations.
  • in a customs supply chain (using special procedures and temporary admission of goods)
  • Customs financial Guarantees

Customs Clearance process from the UK

  • Overview of the customs entry of goods from the UK to Ireland
  • Responsibilities of the various actors involved in the process
  • Ways to expedite the process and reduce complexity and red tape involved such as

-    Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) benefits in new EU-UK trade agreement

-    Simplified customs procedures