Brexit Conference 2021

Monday 8th November | Online Event | 09:00 - 12:30

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Brexit ten months on - get ready for the next stage


Online conference


The UK government is currently making final preparations for import controls on goods from the EU, which start in January 2022. At the same time political negotiations are continuing on the future arrangements for GB to NI trade.


To help your business understand the plans and adapt to new trade arrangements, please join us on 8 November 2021 for Logistics UK’s annual Brexit and trade conference.


This year’s event will be a focused online event from 09:00-12:30 providing a one-stop source of practical advice and information.





Using our virtual conference system, the event will be a combination of presentations, panel sessions and interactive Q&As with our expert presenters. Attendees will be able to access unique conference content such as presentations, briefing information and links to further support.

The event will feature leading speakers from government and industry who, along with our in-house expert team, will deliver need-to-know briefings.


Event Sessions


09:00 - 09:05 Chair's Welcome and Introduction


09:05 - 09:20 Session 1: Keynote

This session will provide the context for the detailed information in the sessions to follow.


09:20 - 10:00 Session 2:  Customs formalities

This session will reflect on the lessons learnt from 10 months of operating the new customs formalities between GB and the EU and look ahead to the upcoming introduction of full customs controls on 1 January 2022. It will also address the implications of safety and security requirements for hauliers.



10:00 - 10:05 Break



10:05 - 10:25 Session 3: Trade between GB and NI

As government recently extended the grace periods in relation to the requirements of the Northern Ireland protocol, devising sound and realistic processes to implement the protocol in the long term remains essential. This session will explore the implications for hauliers of the current situation and discuss potential solutions for the future.


10:25 - 10:50 Session 4: Agri-food products and SPS formalities 

On 14 September 2021, government announced a new timetable for the introduction of sanitary and phytosanitary requirements for businesses moving agrifood products and other plant and animal products between GB and the EU. This session will present the implications for hauliers, with a focus on the documentation and reassurances they need to secure from their customers to avoid being held at the border.



10:50 - 11:05 Break



11:05 - 11:30 Session 5: Readiness - a broader perspective on all supply chain players

This session will feature a discussion about port readiness and preparations among EU exporters. As more UK import formalities come into force from January and July 2022, the success of this next stage will rely on strong coordination between all supply chain partners.

11:30 - 11:50 Session 6: Beyond EU Exit - what's happening in the world of international haulage?

From the driver shortage to possible changes to the civil penalty accreditation scheme for hauliers, this is an eventful time for international haulage. We will provide updates about our campaigns to support road transport operators involved in international operations.



11:50 - 11:55 Break



11:55 - 12:20 Are you ready? Wrap up and Q&A

Your opportunity to ask all the questions that weren’t addressed by the different panels. Be sure to stay with us for a summary of the main takeaways and recommendations to complete your preparations for the next stages of the EU exit import timetable.


12:20 - 12:25 Chair's Summary & Close

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