BCCI Brexit Committee

Steven Sprague

Steven Sprague

Chairman - BCCI Brexit Committee & BCCI Councillor; Partner at CastaldiPartners

Tom Noad

Tom Noad

President - The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy & Of Counsel at L2B Partners

Mariateresa Giussani

Mariateresa Giussani

BCCI National Delegate - The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy & CEO LM School Uniforms

As managers attempt to get clarity on the true impact of Brexit on their businesses moving forward, the British Chamber continues to bring together experts and gather information to provide all its members and the business community at large, updated and reliable information to help businesses operate.

The Transition Period expired at midnight (CET) on 31 December 2020, and the United Kingdom became a third country to all effects as far as the European Union is concerned.

The long discussed and awaited “deal” was concluded almost at the last minute. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement, a complex and unwieldy tome of over 1000 pages, establishes the rules and guidelines for trade between the 27 Member States and the United Kingdom and sets out paths to further discussions and negotiations. In addition, the UK and EU were able to agree a protocol for Northern Ireland to govern the manner in which the UK’s only land border with the EU will be handled.

The existence of the deal is clearly positive, the full ramifications of the “deal and the UK’s new third country status will only become apparent over time.

We at the BCCI will continue to monitor the evolution of the new relationship engendered by Brexit and will keep our members up to date with the consequences for trade and business.

 

Below are the recordings of the recent Brexit Updates episodes as well as other resources that may help you get information needed.

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Episode 1: Where are we at with Brexit? Geographical Indicators, DEFRA, the new UK regime.
Distinguished speakers:
– Steven Sprague – Chairman of the BCCI Brexit Committee
– Catriona Graham – HM Consul General & Director of Trade and Investment Italy
– Anita Nappo – European Affairs Officer, British Embassy Rome

Episode 2: Trade and Borders. Logistics, custom, delivering the goods.
Distinguished speakers:
– Steven Sprague – Chairman of the BCCI Brexit Committee 
– Margherita Potente – Trade and Compliance Manager, UPS Europa 
– Davide Tentori – Senior Trade Policy Adviser, British Embassy Rome

Episode 3: Financial markets and services.
Distinguished speakers:
– Steven Sprague – Chairman of the BCCI Brexit Committee
– Tommaso Senni – Partner at Studio Senni
– Nick Collier – Managing Director, Brussels at City of London Corporation
– Marcus Corry – EU Internal Market Adviser at The Law Society

Episode 4: Custom Duties, VAT.
Distinguished speakers:
– Steven Sprague – Chairman of the BCCI Brexit Committee
– Massimo Fabio – Partner, KPMG Tax & Legal, Brexit Country Contact & Head of International Trade & Customs Services
– Roderick Cordara QC – Barrister Essex Court Chambers

Episode 5: Episode 5: Diritto Societario e Gestione del Personale 
Brexit – the impact on people movement across borders.
Distinguished speakers:
– Steven Sprague – Chairman of the BCCI Brexit Committee
– Gino Zabeo – Commercial Director, Corporates at Vistra
– Bill Kirwan – VP Advisory at Vistra
– Helen Chamberlain – VP Senior Director, HR Advisory at Vistra

Brexit Update – Florence 
Distinguished speakers:
– Simon Gammell – Director, The British Institute of Florence
– Tom Noad – President, The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy
– Mariateresa Giussani – Councillor & National Delegate, The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy; CEO, LM School Uniforms
– Stefano Giacomelli – Consigliere, Confindustria Firenze; CEO, Tivoli
– John Hooper – Corrispondente di The Economist per l’Italia e per lo Stato del Vaticano; Moderatore
– Catriona Graham – HM Consul General & Director of Trade and Investment Italy, Department for International Trade
– Steven Sprague – Chairman, BCCI Brexit Committee
– Sian Westerman – Senior Adviser, Rothschild & Co; Board member,The British Fashion Council; President, The British Fashion Council Business and Investment Pillar
– Jacopo Monaci Naldini – BCCI Regional Secretary for Toscana; JMU Law Firm Firenze
– Stefano Rigato – CAD Toscana / Dott.ssa Chiara Righetti – CAD Righetti
– Carlo Musante – Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati
 
Recording available – Trading with Italy

Recording available – Trading with Italy

On May 19th 2021 The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce in collaboration with The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy hosted a webinar titled "Trading with Italy". It was an opportunity for both Chambers to discuss any challenges that UK businesses may come up...

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Also, please visit www.gov.uk for frequent updates and detailed information from the UK Government.

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https://www.gov.uk/trade-tariff

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