Customs and Trading after Brexit – Essentials for Planning


This course is a comprehensive one-day familiarisation with Brexit, from the basics of customs to arranging a shipment and filing a customs declaration, and exactly how Ireland, Northern Ireland and UK will be affected. Takeaways include extensive written briefing and reference material. Participants will understand and appreciate the issues and topics and will know where to find the answers they need from reliable sources or further training.

Venue details:  
Virtual Classroom, , Online
Start date & time:  
10 November 2020 09:30
End date & time:  
10 November 2020 17:30
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Training ticket cost:  
8.00 Training Tickets accepted
CPD hours:  
Speaker details
First nameLast name
Tony Buckley
Vera Murphy


Product type:  
CPD course
Practice and business improvement, Tax, Technology and data

This course will be delivered over via Zoom on 10 November 2020 from 9.30am to 5.30pm. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before the course is due to take place

Who should attend

This course is ideal for accountants, business managers and strategists who need to either make a plan or assist others to do so. Brexit is unprecedented and will permanently alter a huge number of trading relationships and cost structures. The best Brexit outcome is estimated to add at least 5% to the cost of doing business. Despite persistent uncertainty, business needs to plan. We may not know all of the detail that will be agreed, but we know the parameters that must apply. Understanding the new rules and systems lets us foresee the implications of the best and worst outcomes.

Course overview

  • Customs in Practice - Examples of Export, Import, and Transit
  • Trade in Agri-Food (SPS) goods and other special goods
  • Customs Legislation and Regulation Overview
  • Brexit implications East-West and North-South
  • International Trade - Incoterms, certification, liability
  • Role of the Customs Agent
  • How to file a customs declaration - a practical demonstration
  • The practical needs of business and the skills required to meet them
  • Q&A and panel discussion

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify Brexit threats in a business model
  • Recognise the key elements of the relevant legislation and procedures
  • Interpret the complex regulatory requirements
  • Analyse supply chains and identify potential weaknesses and costs
  • Evaluate the options available to minimise the cost and risk of new processes
  • Assess the cost/benefit of in-house versus agent customs services
  • Develop a roadmap for professional development as a customs adviser, agent or in-house customs manager
  • Recommend a strategy to optimise trading outcomes

Speaker Bio

Name: Tony Buckley Bio: Tony was Head of the Customs Division in Revenue (Assistant Secretary-General) until mid-2018 and was Revenue's lead on Brexit. He represented Ireland internationally on customs matters. During 27 years at Revenue he had a wide variety of senior management roles in tax, governance and training. He now works as a consultant (Anthony Buckley Consulting Ltd) using his wide knowledge of tax and customs, and develops and delivers training, including for CAI, IEA and CILT Skillnet.

Speaker bio

Name: Vera Murphy Bio: Vera is a consultant (Bevan Murphy Consulting Ltd) with experience of training companies in all aspects of customs competency including the necessary practical skillset to submit declarations and act as customs brokers. She is a Member of the Brexit Advisory Panel for Enterprise Ireland and Intertrade Ireland and has delivered customs training on behalf of the Irish Exporters Association. She formerly held senior Business Development Positions with two of the top 5 Global Forwarding Companies.