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November 27, 2018

Leeds Beckett University | Quebec Street
Leeds, LS1 2HT

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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BEIS, DEFRA and the Health and Safety Executive are holding three free-of-charge events intended to support chemicals businesses, as well as downstream users of chemicals (coatings, plastics, cleaning products, cosmetics, adhesives etc), to understand the potential impacts of EU Exit on their business in key areas such as regulations, tariffs/rules of origin and customs/border processes. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions of policy officials, advise Government on the impact of EU Exit on your business and help to shape the negotiation and policy positions that will support the sector.

Please register now for one of the following events:  

If you cannot attend the events or miss out on a space, you can sign up to receive related information here.


10:00 – Registration and refreshments

10:30 – Introduction and update on EU Exit negotiations

10:45 – Supply chains, tariffs and rules of origin (presentation followed by facilitated group discussions)

Government is talking to with businesses to ensure that the rules of origin we agree with the EU allow businesses to continue to operate integrated supply chains.  Officials will explain what rules of origin are and how they are relevant to businesses in ensuring that trade tariffs are avoided, before helping industry representatives to explore the potential impacts on their companies.  Registrants will be sent information and a questionnaire ahead of the event.     

12:00 – Customs and the border (presentation followed by Q&A with government and industry panel)

Officials will explain how the UK’s customs proposals would operate, demystify some of the complex issues around border administration and help industry representatives to explore what preparations they can make for new trading arrangements.

13:00 – Lunch

13:45 – Regulations (presentation followed by Q&A with government and industry panel)

Officials will explain the impact on the chemicals regulatory regimes in a no-deal scenario, describe the action that the Government is taking to mitigate the risks associated with this, and outline what businesses need to do from a regulatory perspective in order to minimise disruptions to the chemicals supply chain.

15:00 – General Q&A with a joint Government/industry panel to allow businesses to highlight other issues

15:30 – Closing remarks and next steps

15:45 – CLOSE (officials will remain behind to answer further questions from individual business representatives)

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