Event: Brexit and customs preparedness

Please join SteptoeGreenlane, and the UK Trade Forum for an interactive discussion on how customs authorities and companies around Europe are preparing for Brexit.

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. GMT

5:30 p.m. | Registration

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. | Presentations

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Reception

Registration Fee: £150 per person

Event Location

Brewer’s Hall
Aldermanbury Square
London EC2V 7HR


This event will provide you with a unique opportunity to hear leading customs lawyers and senior customs officials of the EU27 Member States discuss:

  • Possible consequences of the various Brexit scenarios the UK and the EU might face, including in a no-deal Brexit scenario on March 29, 2019

  • What steps the authorities are undertaking on the continent and in the UK

  • Preferential origin under the EU’s FTAs: what will happen to UK goods in the EU after Brexit

The discussion will cover preparations in Brussels (EU), Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the UK.

Speakers Include: 

  • Siobhan Aarons (Delphi Technologies, London)

  • Carlos Arola (Arola, Barcelona)
  • Jikke Biermasz (Kneppelhout & Korthals, Rotterdam)

  • Freddy Desplanques (InceLaw, Le Havre)

  • Torsten Kühl (Ahlers & Vogel, Bremen)

  • Yves Melin (Steptoe, Brussels)

  • Valentina Sloane (Monckton Chambers, London)

  • Invited and confirmed speakers include senior members of the customs authorities of EU27 Member States who will discuss what they have been doing to prepare for Brexit.

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