Brexit Seminar

Brexit Seminar

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Oakland International will host its first of a series of dedicated Brexit Seminars in Birmingham on Wednesday 28th February 2018.

The Birmingham seminar will cover topics including: Customs and Brexit, Port Health, AEO Trusted Trader Status, Food Safety, WTO and Tariff Classification, Clandestine Activity, Simplifications, Threats, Rules of Origin and post Brexit Business Opportunities.

Heading Oakland’s professional Brexit team will be Robert Hardy, a former Director of P&O Ferries and EurotunnelPlus, with his last 5 years spent developing and running the largest 24hour Customs clearance station in the UK, based at the Port of Dover. Robert is also an advisor to the Institute for Government on matters relating to Customs and Brexit, a funded Brexit advisor for InterTradeIreland (including InvestNI) and a registered expert with the EU Commission on matters relating to international trade and modal shift.

Commenting Robert stated: “We view Brexit as a positive challenge with an opportunity to excel, which is why we are holding a series of seminars in the lead up to Brexit so that our customers and colleagues can benefit from some of the most sought-after Brexit advice in the business today.

“As experts in distribution and logistics, Oakland International works closely with major food brands and retailers across Europe. With a variety of trade flows to and from mainland EU and our own Dublin based food storage and distribution business, our planning focus is on Brexit and preparing for what will be.”

Holder of two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, one for International Trade and the other for Sustainable Development, Oakland International is a BRC accredited (for storage and distribution) business and a multi temperature distribution specialist providing contract packing, storage, picking, food distribution and brand development support for food producers to the retail, convenience, discount, wholesale and food service markets. With depots and facilities based in the UK, Ireland and an overseas partner in Spain.

“We are expecting interest in the event to be high,” said Robert adding, “With leading retailers and food brands, logistics providers, supply chain designers and managers, finance directors, taxation experts and European food businesses all able to benefit from the knowledge and advice available.”

An all ticket event, tickets are priced at £95 if booked by the 31st January, and £145 from the 1st February 2018. To book and for more information please contact Hayley Smith on: 01527 594570 or email:

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