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Webinar: Essential Preparations for 1 January trading

»Date: 2nd December 2020, 9:30 am - 11:00 am

»Venue: Virtual Webinar (registration required)

»Led by: WSTA

»Open to: Members only

»Who should attend: Fine Wine Merchants and Independent Merchants

Hosted by WSTA Chair, Michael Saunders (CEO, Bibendum), WSTA Board member, Lizzy Rudd (Chair, BBR), and WSTA Fine Wine member, James Miles (MD, Liv-Ex), this webinar will cover the ESSENTIAL “day 1” trading and policy changes that all UK businesses need to know! 


There have been many recent policy and legislative developments that all fine wine and independent merchants need to be aware of I urge you and colleagues to join this meeting. These issues could impact your business severely so we’d like to make sure that you and your teams are prepared (as prepared as you can be!) and that you get an opportunity to voice any concerns and ask questions. 


Don’t think the borders and process changes apply to your business? 

Not worried as you import/ export very little? 

Leaving most of this up to your wholesalers and forwarders? 


Think again! 

There will be a multitude of issues that will affect your business both directly and indirectly. This is webinar is tailored specifically towards issues and essential “need to know” advise for fine wine and independent merchants. 



  • Introduction from Michael, Lizzy and James 
  • Importing and exporting to the EU and NI 
  • VI-1 temporary suspension and the WSTA’s continued campaigning for abolition 
  • Tariffs on wine and spirits (especially if a No Deal) 
  • Final thoughts and call to action from Liv-Ex MD James Miles 
  • Open Q&A session 

You will be able to access the full recording and slides using the following link. The link is password protected – the password can be found in the post-webinar email follow-up.


Essential Preparations for 1 January trading


If you haven’t received the password, please email for access.

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