Webinars on changes in trade between the EU and the UK

Webinars on changes in trade between the EU and the UK

Do you need more information about the new requirements in trade between the EU and the UK?

Many things have changed since 1 January 2021, when the UK exited the EU single market and the Customs Union. The EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), reached on 24 December 2020, did not replace the single market. Instead, a significant number of new formalities were introduced for the export and import of goods and services and for the entry of business visitors.

A series of webinars on the new trade formalities, organised by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs together with stakeholders in central government and the British Embassy in Finland, will be held in May.

The webinars will provide an overview of the changes and new requirements. They are intended especially for companies that are engaged in or planning to start export from or import to the UK. 

The event will be held on every Tuesday in May starting at 9.00 o’clock. Save the date now!

We will update the programme of the webinars and the links to each seminar on this website a few days before the event. The events will be recorded and made available for viewing afterwards.

If you have ideas for themes of discussion in the webinars, please send your suggestions in advance using this form(Link to another website.) (Opens New Window) (the form is in finnish). You can also use the same form to send us ​feedback.

Dates and themes of the webinars

4 May 2021, Exporting goods from the EU to the UK

The first seminar will focus on the export of goods to the UK. The following matters, for example, will be covered: customs clearances, value-added tax, zero tariffs and zero quotas on trade (rules of origin), and approvals and conformity of products in the UK.

Programme in Finnish and English

9.00

Tervetuloa

Ville Skinnari, kehitysyhteistyö- ja ulkomaankauppaministeri

Greg Hands, Minister of State (Minister for Trade Policy)

Tuuli-Maaria Aalto, ulkoministeriö  (presentation (Opens New Window), pdf, 7 pages)

9.15

Tulliselvitys vietäessä tavaroita Britanniaan (Opens New Window)(pdf, 15 pages)

Marjo Saastamoinen, Tulli

9.35

Exporting from Finland to Great Britain –
what do exporters in Finland need to know about changes
in the Great Britain? (Opens New Window)
(pdf, 5 pages)

Alex Wright,
Department for International Trade at British Embassy Helsinki

9.55

Exporting Sanitary and Phytosanitary Goods to Great Britain (Opens New Window) (pdf, 8 pages)

Alex Wright,
Department for International Trade at British Embassy Helsinki

10.15

Teollisuustuotteiden vaatimuksista Britanniassa (Opens New Window) (pdf, 7 pages)

Johanna Savolainen,
Department for International Trade at British Embassy Helsinki

10.30

VAT on UK Imports: Changes from 1 Jan 2021 (Opens New Window) (pdf, 11 pages)

David Pruden,
HM Revenue and Customs

10.40

Britannian eron vaikutuksista yritysten arvonlisäverotukseen –
Tavarakauppa Suomesta Britanniaan (Opens New Window)
(pdf, 7 pages)

Jemina Heikkinen, Verohallinto

10.50

Huolitsijan viestit vientiyrityksille (Opens New Window)(pdf, 5 pages)

Ville Raevuori, DB Schenker

11.00 Tilaisuus päättyy

11 May 2021, Importing goods from the UK to the EU

The second seminar will concentrate on industrial and agricultural imports from the UK. The following matters, for example, will be covered: customs procedures, zero tariffs and zero quotas on trade (rules of origin), value-added tax on imports, and conformity assessment procedures in the EU.

Programme in Finnish and English

9.00

Tervetuloa

Tuuli-Maaria Aalto, ulkoministeriö (presentation (Opens New Window), pdf, 3 pages)
9.05

Tulliselvitys tuotaessa tavaroita Britanniasta (Opens New Window) (pdf, 11 pages)

Marjo Saastamoinen, Tulli
9.25

Importing from Great Britain to Finland –
changes that Finnish importers need to know in the Great Britain (Opens New Window)
(pdf, 11 pages)

Johanna Savolainen, Department for International Trade
at British Embassy Helsinki
9.45

Eläinperäisten tuotteiden tuonti Britanniasta (Opens New Window) (pdf, 11 pages)

Kitty Schulman, Ruokavirasto
10.05

Teollisuustuotteiden tuonti Britanniasta:
EU-vaatimustenmukaisuus (mm. CE-merkinnät,
vaatimustenmukaisuuden arviointi)  (Opens New Window)
(pdf, 11 pages)

Maiju Mähönen, työ- ja elinkeinoministeriö
10.20

VAT when importing from Great Britain to Finland –
changes from 1 January 2021 (Opens New Window)
(pdf, 3 pages)

Alex Wright, Department for International Trade
at British Embassy Helsinki
10.30

Muutoksista yritysten arvonlisäverotukseen - 
Tavarakauppa Britanniasta Suomeen (Opens New Window)
(pdf, 7 pages)

Jemina Heikkinen, Verohallinto
10.40

Huolitsijan viestit tuojille (pdf, 7 pages)

Ville Raevuori, DB Schenker
11.00 Tilaisuus päättyy. 

18 May 2021, Exporting and importing services, including digital trade

The third seminar will discuss trade in services, including the impacts of the end of free trade in services on export and import. What matters should be noted when exporting or importing digital services, and what VAT rules apply? What are the impacts of Brexit on financial markets?

9.00

Tervetuloa

Tuuli-Maaria Aalto, ulkoministeriö
9.05

EU:n ja Britannian välisen palvelukaupan muutoksista 1.1.2021 lähtien (pdf, 6 pages)

Kristiina Kauppinen, ulkoministeriö
9.15

Changes in Trade in Services incl. VAT issues and recognition of qualifications in the UK (Opens New Window) (pdf, 10 pages)

Johanna Savolainen, British Embassy Helsinki
9.35

Muutoksista yritysten arvonlisäverotukseen – Palvelukauppa Suomen ja Britannian välillä (Opens New Window) (pdf, 11 pages)

Jemina Heikkinen, Verohallinto
9.45

Recognition of qualifications of the UK professionals in Finland (Opens New Window) (pdf, 6 pages)

Katri Tervaspalo, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland
9.55

Muutokset rahoituspalveluiden tarjoamiseen (Opens New Window) (pdf, 11 pages)

Anu Ranta, valtionvarainministeriö
10.15 Tilaisuus päättyy

25 May 2021, Entry of business visitors 

The last seminar will focus on entry requirements in connection with business travel in Finland and in the UK. Can an expert travelling on business rely on visa-free travel or do they need a residence permit or a work permit?

Programme in Finnish and English

9.00

Tervetuloa

Tuuli-Maaria Aalto, ulkoministeriö
9.05

Henkilöiden vapaan liikkuvuuden loppumisen vaikutukset 1.1.2021 lähtien (Opens New Window) (pdf, 7 pages)

Kristiina Kauppinen, ulkoministeriö
9.10

Erosopimus ja UK-kansalaisten oikeudet Suomessa (Opens New Window) (pdf, 13 pages)

Jenni Hokkanen, Maahanmuuttovirasto
9.25

Henkilöiden vapaan liikkuvuuden loppuminen ja oleskeluluvat Suomeen (Opens New Window) (pdf, 11 pages)

Pekka Lindroos, Maahanmuuttovirasto
9.45

Työnteko viisumivapauden nojalla (Opens New Window) (pdf, 2 pages)

Virpi Kankare, ulkoministeriö
9.55

The UK Points Based Immigration System and How This Fits in with Business Travel (Opens New Window) (pdf, 15 pages)

Carrie Golding, the UK Home Office     
10.15 Tilaisuus päättyy