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Borders: Navigating the future of border controls and trade

»Date: 26th June 2024, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

»Venue: Marlin Waterloo, 111 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7HR

»Led by: David Richardson, WSTA Regulatory & Commercial Affairs Director

»Open to: WSTA Members

»Who should attend: This event is aimed at those working in operations and logistics roles


Since Brexit, the alcohol industry in the UK has faced new hurdles due to changes in border controls and import/export procedures. Previously, free movement of goods within the EU meant seamless transportation of alcoholic beverages.

Now, added bureaucracy has led to delays at ports, increased administrative burdens for businesses, and potential disruptions to supply chains. And on top of that, moving to a new system for Customs – CDS.

Join us for “Borders: Navigating the future of border controls and trade” where we will discuss where we are now and what to expect over the next few years with border controls.

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