• Customs • Origin • 2021 – Trade Across the Irish Sea
  • Trade Compliance Customs Declarations • Withholding Tax


A one-day conference

Live Virtual Event

16th March 2021

We are pleased to announce the second running of our “Brexit & Customs Conference” covering some of the pertinent issues from the conference in December that are still a cause for concern and new issues arising since the deal was announced in December and BREXIT took place on 31st December 2020.

You will hear from a panel of renowned experts and highly experienced professionals on how to deal with vitally important issues, including Ray Ryan, Brexit Unit at the Revenue Commissions, on how trade will work in 2021 across the Irish Sea, as well as practical solutions such as ensuring trade compliance, origin issues, completion of Customs Declarations, alternative routes to the EU markets, port congestion and road haulage issues and much more.


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The Brexit and Customs conference is a unique virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. Initial feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising the additional interactive elements, as well as increased Q&A opportunities throughout the day, giving you more opportunity to gain real practical insights on the key issues that are important to you.


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Customs and Trade – Adjusting to the new UK trading relationship

Ray Ryan, Brexit Unit, Customs Division, Revenue

Brexit Readiness Checklist 

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 Readiness Checklist 
Customs and moving goods effectively to and from the UK in 2021

Ciarán McConigley is a Director of Across Borders Consulting, ab consulting Ltd

Martin Agnew is a Director of Across Borders Consulting, ab consulting Ltd

  • Moving goods between Ireland and the UK, overview of the customs declaration process for imports/exports.
  • Mapping your supply chain and assessing the customs impacts.
  • Dealing with suppliers and customers and deciding on Incoterms you will trade under in order to determine who is responsible and liable for risks and obligations in the supply chain.
  • Paying and managing Import VAT and Customs as efficiently as possible.
  • Overview of the customs registrations, licenses, guarantees and financial aspects required to facilitate imports and exports (including customs procedures, transit, AEO, suspensions etc.)
  • Customs training and resource building – expertise, processes and procedures
  • Management of customs and supply chain – customs and trade compliance functions – Ways to remove and manage customs duties and related costs
  • EU – UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), Free trade Agreement management, qualification and the rules
Adjusting to the new Post Brexit trading reality

Aidan Flynn, General Manager, Freight Transport Association Ireland

  • What did the EU / UK trade agreement mean for the movement of goods?
  • Issues with the transition
  • Direct Services v The landbridge
  • Implications for the Irish Supply Chain

Port congestion and issues regarding customs

  • Implications for the agri-food sector
  • Alternative routes to EU market from Ireland
  • Common Transit Convention (CTC)
  • Road haulage implications
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?


BREXIT & Personal Data Transfers- how can these be managed?

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

  • Time extensions granted?
  • The data transfer landscape generally – GDPR requirements when transferring data outside the EEA
  • The impact of the Court of Justice decision in Schrems II
  • Will data transfers to and from the UK have to stop?
  • Some practical steps for creating a Brexit-proof data transfer plan
Withholding Import Taxes & Duties / Customs Clearance process from the UK

Mr. Brian Murphy, Managing Director, Global Trade Ltd.

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

This event would be of great interest and benefit to those who want to know the implication of Brexit on their organisation, and how to operate and comply with customs going forward. This is a multi-industry event and would be of interest to those in logistics, manufacturing, business operations and much more.

There will be CPD certificates awarded to attendees after the conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


Early Bird Rate @ €435+VAT per person

Normal Rate @ €535 + VAT.


Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment


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  • 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.

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