Brexit and Beyond – Briefing by Dr Adam Marshall, Director General, British Chambers of Commerce, London

During this Brexit briefing, Dr Adam Marshall will discuss what matters most to British business and what can Britain and Europe achieve in the future.The UK business community “wants a transition agreed in principle and trade talks under way by the end of 2017. If there is not that clarity, we will start to see the activation of contingency plans and likely significant impact on business investment”, says Dr Marshall. 

Brexit and the WTO: implications for EU and UK trade policy and international trade

We have reached capacity for this event. We don't accept registration for this event. Hume Brophy senior consultant on trade, Stuart Harbinson, will discuss the implications and challenges of Brexit for the UK and the EU as they relate to the World Trade Organization (WTO). This breakfast seminar will delve into issues such as the disentanglement of post-Brexit WTO schedules, including tariff rate quotas and services commitments, what ‘falling back on WTO terms’ could really mean for UK companies, as well as the future of the international trade landscape after Brexit.

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The UK Transitional Agreement – A dose of reality

What does a two or three-year transitional arrangement look like for the UK, for Europe, for businesses? What are the different options available and why is it important to have one created? What will businesses face during the transitional stage?

How will Brexit impact your tax bill? Some reflections on the Belgian direct tax consequences and the way to restructure your business going forward.

In this seminar we will speak about the corporate tax impact of the UK leaving the EU. A hard Brexit will implicate that a number of directives and treaties will no longer be applicable, urging companies to assess their future tax positions and applicable tax provisions in the new UK-Belgian relationship. Also in a number of other Brexit scenarios, the impact can be substantial.Topics that will be addressed include:

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How to deal with Brexit from an Indirect Tax Perspective. Some reflections on the potential impact of Brexit from a Customs and VAT Perspective

Brexit raised a large number of questions, particularly with regard to its impact on business, including the challenges now faced by companies with operations and flows of goods and services to and from the UK. Should companies evaluate the impact now and act or await further developments? Understanding the potential impact of Brexit from a Customs and VAT perspective is unarguably a must. This seminar will touch on the subjects below:

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Panel Debate on the effects of Brexit on business relations between Spain and the UK

Following on from our hugely successful panel debate on the effects of Brexit on business relations between Germany and the UK earlier this year, we are honoured to co-host with the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg the panel debate on the effects of Brexit on business relations between Spain and the UK.  

This event is held under Chatham House rule

Alison Rose "Surprise UK elections"

On the steps of Downing St on 18 April, the British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that there would be a General Election in the UK on Thursday 8 June.One of the issues in this election will be the UK's approach to Brexit. The economy and the UK's future industrial strategy will also feature.During this conference, the UK’s Ambassador will explain the results of the election and its implications for the future.This conference is organized in collaboration with the Cercle De Lorraine.