British Embassy Brussels Invitation: Belgium Ports & Industry Day IV - 6 October 09h00 CET

date:

09:00

Welcome

H.E. Martin Shearman
British Ambassador to Belgium

09:05

Introduction

Emma Churchill

Director-General Border and Protocol  Delivery Group

09:10

Introduction

Marc Adriansens,

President of the Association Port of Zeebrugge Interests

09:15

Introduction

Patrick Van Cauwenberghe

Trade Facilitation Director Port of Zeebrugge

09:20 to 11:00

Introduction from UK Government

 

Review of Questions raised during Border Operating Model webinars

 

Presentations by UK Government on the processes to move goods and passengers between the EU and UK from 1 January 2021.

 

Opportunity for Q&A following each presentation

 

  • Customs applications, requirements and processes,

 

  • Food, animals, plants and other controlled goods

 

  • Additional actions for hauliers and freight forwarders

 

  • Immigration controls on passengers

 

  • Product conformity and standards

Heather Jones

Deputy Director, Border and Protocol Delivery Group

 

 

UK officials from

 

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

 

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

 

Food Standards Agency (FSA)

 

Department for Transport (DfT)

 

Home Office / Border Force (BF)

 

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

 

11:00 to 11:30

Joint presentation of a circular case study of freight moving from Belgium to the UK, and UK to Belgium.

 

Werner Rens

Conseiller Général, Belgium Federal Customs

 

Heather Jones

Deputy Director, Border and Protocol Delivery Group

 

Jurgen Decloedt

RX Seaport

 

11:30 to 12:00

Presentations on the Short Straits

 

RoRo traffic using the short channel crossing routes

 

Accompanied freight including a demonstration of the UK service to check that HGV is ready to cross the border into Europe 

 

Border and Protocol Delivery Group

 

12:00 to 12:35

Breakout sessions:

 

Customs and transit -  including what do you need for establishment in the UK, rules on CFSP, understanding import declarations and authorisations

 

Sanitary Phyto-Sanitary (SPS) and chemical  procedures and their IT systems

 

Transport arrangements

 

UK Officials

 

12:35 to 12:55

Plenary Q & A

UK Officials

12:55

Closing remarks

 

Heather Jones

Deputy Director, Border and Protocol Delivery Group