• Customs- How Will It Work? • 2021 – Trade Across the Irish Sea
  • Trade Compliance in Relation to Completion of SAD Declarations • Withholding Tax


A one-day conference

Live Virtual Event

09th December 2020


With Brexit approaching, organisations are facing a series of brand new and uncharted challenges, causing even more uncertainty in these times. This unique virtual event will aim to provide real clarity around what Brexit will mean for Irish organisations in terms of customs and trade.

We 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 John O’Loughlin, leader of the Global Trade and Customs team in PwC on what you need to prepare for on day 1, including a hugely helpful Brexit readiness checklist. You will also learn practical solutions such as ensuring trade compliance, completion of Customs Declarations, implications for access to UK and EU markets, 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

Brendan Barrett, Communications Consultant

Brexit and Customs- How it works / 2021- Trade Across the Irish Sea

Ray Ryan, Brexit Unit, Customs Division, Revenue

The Last Mile – Preparing for Day 1

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 
Trade Compliance in relation to completion of Customs Declarations

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

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

  • EORI / Classification Numbers / EU TARIC Incoterms
  • Valuation for Customs Purposes
  • Duty + Vat Calculations & Supporting Documents for Customs
  • Mechanical aspects of doing the customs declaration & the practical process covering completion of export and import customs declarations
  • Trade compliance requirements that come from the submission of the import and export declarations – required at the end of the Brexit transition period
  • Management of customs and supply chain – customs and trade compliance functions – Ways to remove and manage customs duties and related costs
  • Resource and expertise, also processes and procedures
  • Critical things business can do to prepare and mitigate any negative outcomes from Brexit and prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period.
  • Free trade agreement management, qualification and the rules (particularly pertinent if an EU UK FTA is agreed)
  • How companies can utilise data and technology to facilitate customs and trade management.
Brexit and implications for access to EU and UK markets

Jessica Yang, Director, JY XBorder Consulting Ltd

  • Overview of challenges facing supply chains that have flows such as IE->UK->IE / other EU member states (e.g. double duty, longer lead time, etc.)
  • Understanding establishment and direct/indirect representation in the context of Brexit
  • How to make use of transit procedure when using the UK as a land bridge to access the EU
  • Accessing the UK market – UK Global Tariff and any other UK legislations
  • Consequences of using raw material with UK origin post-Brexit transition period
Withholding Tax / Customs Clearance for items from the UK

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

Withholding Tax – Brexit and import/export flow of goods

  • Duty deferment account at point of 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 for items from the UK –details of customs declaration

  • 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
  • AEO
  • Simplified customs procedures
Port congestion and issues regarding customs & SPS preparedness

Aidan Flynn, General Manager, Freight Transport Association Ireland

  • Implications for the agri-food sector
  • Alternative routes to EU market from Ireland
  • Common Transit Convention (CTC)
  • Road haulage implications
  • Port congestion and issues regarding customs and sps preparedness
VAT on Cross-border Services- the new rules

Paul McMahon principal of McMahon Legal, Solicitors & Tax Consultants

  • Impact of Brexit and VAT
  • Business to business services
  • The reverse charge after Brexit
  • Business to consumer services
  • E-commerce and digital services
  • Changes to VAT system
BREXIT & Personal Data Transfers- how can these be managed?

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

  • The data transfer landscape generally – GDPR requirements when transferring data outside the EEA
  • The impact of the Court of Justice decision in Schrems II
  • What happens on 1 January 2021 when the UK has left the EU – will data transfers to and from the UK have to stop?
  • Some practical steps for creating a Brexit-proof data transfer plan

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


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