Tuesday 14th Dec 2021

Lunch and Learn: Rules of origin about to bite?

Lunch and Learn: Rules of origin about to bite?
Mike Wilson
Mike Wilson
Go Exporting Ltd

Date:Tuesday 14th Dec 2021
Time:12:00 - 12:30

Lunch and Learn: Rules of origin about to bite?

Since the UK’s transition out of the EU and the signing of the UK-EU Trade & Cooperation Agreement, rules of origin have become an important consideration in trade with the bloc. In order to claim zero duty, goods must be clearly UK origin. There are complex rules in the agreement as to what constitutes UK origin, and the evidence exporters are required to hold. 

Up until now, these rules have been applied by customs authorities with a ‘light touch’, but from next year businesses must hold the required evidence to support their claim for origin. This may be more complicated and time-consuming than it sounds. 

Are you prepared? Without the evidence duty could become due on your goods and even shipments from 2021 could incur retrospective duty.

Join this Lunch and Learn webinar with Mike Wilson, who will dive deep into a futher understanding of the requirements and know what you need to do to prove the origin of your products.

Key takeaways for this session:

- A summary of the rules of origin in the UK-EU Trade & Cooperation Agreement.

- How to determine the true origin of your products and to claim zero duty.

- What evidence you are required to hold to support your origin claim and the implications of getting it wrong.

Please send any questions you'd like Mike to answer during the webinar to

How to join the online webinar

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Mike Wilson
Mike Wilson
Go Exporting Ltd
About Mike Wilson Mike Wilson is CEO of the specialist export consultancy, Go Exporting, which successfully helps companies to expand into new international markets. This includes working with the International Labour Organisation to assess the export readiness of companies in developing countries.  Previously Mike has been the MD of his own small businesses and worked for large multinationals at Director level.  Previous roles include: Managing Director of Uvalight and Oxide Executive Director for EMEA for Ennis Flint Zone Manager Europe & North Africa for Vega Industries Mike has over 30 years of experience establishing, managing and growing successful businesses in the UK and internationally in various industries. Based in the North West and open to supporting businesses across the UK Mike's mentoring experience Mike has over 30 years experience of working in sme businesses at a senior level. He has several years of experience providing mentoring as a service to clients, including supporting them to start businesses from scratch through to exporting worldwide. He is excited to use his experience and expertise in starting and managing businesses to support entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.  Mike has also recently undertaken training with the Association of Business Mentors.  How can Mike help your business? Mike can help you set up and plan your business, develop your strategy, look for the best opportunities at home and abroad, understand the implications of Brexit and how to import and export. He has experience across a multitude of sectors from consumer goods to heavy industry. Mike will be an eager listener to your thoughts, plans, strategies and concerns. He will ask questions to provoke your thought process to make the best decisions and head down the right path. He will be as passionate about your success as you are but able to provide an objective view when needed. 

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