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WSTA Brexit Preparedness Seminar

»Date: 18th October 2019, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

»Venue: 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED

»Led by: WSTA's Rebekah Kendrick

»Open to: Trade & Press, WSTA members & non-members

Understanding how to import and export alcohol post-Brexit


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A seminar to help businesses understand how to import and export alcohol post-Brexit. Free to all drinks businesses, including non-members.


About this Event

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) is hosting   FREE seminar offering the most up to date information to help businesses understand how to import and export alcohol post-Brexit. You do not need to be a WSTA member to attend – non-members are encouraged!


Who should attend?

The event is recommended to all businesses importing or exporting alcohol to and from the EU post-Brexit. We think it would be particularly valuable to SMEs but all companies are welcome.


Why attend?

We are offering a one-stop-shop to ensure drinks businesses can understand the complex implications of the changes resulting from a No Deal EU Exit, with a focus on:

  • Moving from CHIEF to CDS
  • Import and Export processes (EMCS, CTC, tariffs, commodity codes, excise and non-excise goods)
  • Holding and Movements (excise vs customs warehousing, IPR, guarantees)


Speakers will be announced in due course.

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Welcome Refreshments & Registration

1st Floor

WSTA Welcome

Miles Beale, WSTA Chief Executive (Minister invited)

Nash Room

Session 1 – The Operating Environment


How it currently works: EU – UK movements

David Richardson, WSTA Regulatory & Commercial Affairs Director


How it currently works: EU – third country movements

Ed Baker, Managing Director, Kingsland Drinks


Changes to the movement of goods

David Richardson, WSTA Regulatory & Commercial Affairs Director

11.30am Refreshment Break 1st Floor

Session 1 – The Operating Environment


Customs & Excise

Speaker TBA


Rules of Origin

Sion Pryse, Rules of Origin Team, Defra


Session 1 roundup and Q&A

Nash Room
1.00pm Lunch Break

Buffet lunch and refreshments

1st Floor

Session 2 – Beyond Stockpiling


Practical steps: EORI, TSP, VAT, business establishment and AEO

Lesley Woodruff MAPM, Deputy Director – No Deal Stakeholder Engagement, Customs and Border Design, HMRC


Drivers and vehicles

Duncan Buchanan, Policy Director – England & Wales, Road Haulage Association (RHA)



Speakers TBA

Nash Room
3.00pm Refreshment Break 1st Floor

Session 2 – Beyond Stockpiling


Post-Brexit Paperwork

Rebekah Kendrick, WSTA Head of Brexit & EU Affairs

Nash Room

Roundup & Speaker Q+A session

Miles Beale, WSTA Chief Executive

4.30pm Networking Session
5.00pm WSTA Networking Drinks
6.00pm Close of event

Watch the sessions

If you didn’t manage to snap up a ticket to the event, video links will be made available in due course on the WSTA website, via this link:

WSTA Brexit Preparedness Seminar 2019 Recordings



For those of you that did manage to attend, the WSTA has made the full slide deck available to download for your reference:

WSTA Brexit Preparedness Seminar Presentation


WSTA Brexit Movement of Goods Guide

A standalone guide has been produced to help drinks businesses understand some common terms they may here throughout the Brexit debate.

You can download the guide here


Planning for a No Deal EU Exit: The wine and spirit industry’s response

Find out what wine and spirit businesses have been doing to prepare for No Deal and the recommendations WSTA have put to Government to support the wine and spirit industry whatever the Brexit outcome.

Get your copy here



For further information and advice, get in touch with the WSTA:

+44 (0) 20 7089 3877

Questions arising from the seminar will be published soon.

If you have a question regarding Brexit preparedness, please email

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