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  • Julian Smith's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 PM
    I've also been given a copy of a Supply Chain Cyber Security guide - which is a nifty one pager so not a lot to read. Most (all?) of us will have to commit and agree to the security policies of our upstream and downstream partners if we are to secure all our assets effectively. I don't see any business that wants to exist in the future, ignoring or downplaying the importantance of having and practising good security policy if they want to continue trading!
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  • Stephen Draper-Garcia's Avatar
    07-12-2018, 04:12 PM
    Good Afternoon Shahmeer The problems you are facing are very common in manufacturing so do not worry! Desoutter has worked in partnership with a number of UK manufactures implementing PivotWare, which is PC based process control, that gives the customer full ownership of their production line. Here is a link for a recent installation - https://youtu.be/f8JEh-XjQiY - Desoutter & IAC Group Industry 4.0 Progress through Partnership. If you want to know more please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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  • James Ross-Smith's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 04:06 PM
    Viv Dennis if you would like to have a chat about this I would be more than happy to talk about it and point you in the direction of some research.
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  • Laura McBrown's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 11:41 AM
    Hi Darren Joint , Thank you so much for getting in touch, I’ve forwarded the details to my client and as soon as I hear back I’ll be in touch. Many thanks again. Laura Sent from my iPhone using EEF Network
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  • Amy Brunsdon's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 10:11 AM
    Hello, On 5th December we held a Brexit and Trade Q&A session with Fergus McReynolds & Richard Rumbelow. It was a Fantastic session with lots of interesting questions being asked. All of the questions and answers from the session can be seen below or download here Fergus McReynolds: First question comes from Mike Hague-Morgan at Autocraft Drivetrain Solutions Q: My question is about import duties, under WTO rules, in the event of a Hard Brexit. Do we know if the UK government will enforce the import duty? Do they have an option not to enforce it? If they did enforce it then is...
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  • Amy Brunsdon's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 04:25 PM
    Hi Ian Bunting, Thanks for your question, lots of detail which is always really helpful for others. I've spoken to someone within EEF that should be able to help you. I'll introduce you to them. I encourage others to share their experiences as well :) Amy
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  • Amy Brunsdon's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 03:11 PM
    A big thank you to Fergus Mcreynolds & Richard Rumbelow for their time this afternoon! There's some brilliant advice in the answers and I certainly learned a lot from the session. Thanks for everyone that submitted questions for the session we will look to run another session next year! Amy
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  • Fergus Mcreynolds's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 03:00 PM
    Thank you all for your time this afternoon, should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to send them in and we will get back to you. I would also like to highlight EEF’s range of support to members including: Our EEF Brexit hotline - 0808 168 5874 A new Brexit hub on the EEF website – where you can find our guidance and analysis on the process, including the technical notes published by the Government in the event of a no deal outcome. Our STEP BY STEP BREXIT GUIDE – this covers the basic steps business should take to prepare for a Brexit “no deal”...
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  • Amy Brunsdon's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 02:41 PM
    Thanks Jim & Nigel I think if anyone knew the answer to this question they would be very rich! Amy
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  • Richard Rumbelow's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 02:28 PM
    A question has been posed that asks what are the most appropriate procedures for going through tariff coderevalidation when dealing with a high number of items. Possibly there are someexperts in the field that could be useful to work with in order to ensure thatthe codes are correct? Thanks to Numatic As part of Brexit assurance planning work, it is worth identifying all relevant matters concerning tariff and customs procedure matters. An excellent way to model and understand tariff and related implications would be through the EEF’s Brexit Toolkit. For more information please see...
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  • Jim Davison's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 02:27 PM
    I am posting this question on behalf of Nigel Whittingham, Manufacturing Director, Buhler Digital Technologies The only question we have is, which way will the vote in Parliament go?
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  • Richard Rumbelow's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 02:21 PM
    Numatic International asks how HMRC will be applying compliance and enforcement measures for incorrect tariff code assignments? I would expect that HMRC will come forward with further information that will help inform UK business on the approach they will beadopting towards compliance and enforcement measures. The change that is taking place is significant, and many UK businesses will need time to adjust and understand new and perhaps unfamiliar customs and tariff reporting requirements. It would worth contacting existing HMRC advisers, and other HMRC helpline facilities to...
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  • Fergus Mcreynolds's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 02:19 PM
    A great question from Numatic International Ltd which required a bit of investigation as it is an excellent example of some of the EU procedures which are expected to be brought into UK law through the secondary legislative process. What happens to the Intrastat report after March the 29th? Numatic International Ltd Under a deal scenario the transition period will provide for EU procedures to continue so the Intrastat provisions will continue to apply until the end of the transition period. In addition the Government have tabled a secondary legislative Statutory Instrument called...
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  • Richard Rumbelow's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 02:12 PM
    Numatic International has posted a further Question, asking if any official guidelines has been published that helps clarify the position for items that could come under multipleclassifications. For instance a ‘part of’ item that also has individualclassification? How would this affect spare parts vs finished goods? Oldterminology was established with the use of umbrella codes. Itis expected that HMRC will issue further and more detailed information to help inform UK business on the approach they will be adopting to multipleclassifications. It is advisable to use your existing...
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  • Richard Rumbelow's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 02:02 PM
    A question on information available through the EEF Brexit Tool Kit on tax andduty relief schemes available to business. Thank you NumaticInternational Ltd The Tariff implications model that is available on EEF’s Brexit Toolkit provides all the relevant information on relevant tax and duty relief schemes that are applicable to your business. Once all the relevant information has been uploaded into the self-audit trade tool, it will deliver a report. The report will reference all the relevant relief schemes. A video demonstration of the Toolkit is available here:...
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  • Richard Rumbelow's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 01:51 PM
    A further question from Numatic International Ltd, this time on the likely impacts to the borders and precautions to make inresponse? The Border Delivery Group—under HMRC responsibility---has a cross government role,providing co-ordination and assurance planning across all the work which is necessaryto ensure UK borders continue to be effective and efficient, as the UK exitsthe EU. The Group has undertaken significant work in assessing the capability and resilience of UK border operations and is advanced in developing critical anddetailed contingency and scenario plans...
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  • Fergus Mcreynolds's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 01:38 PM
    A final question from Kevin Rough at Daniaman How do I model the potential tariff implications of a no deal hard BREXIT scenario on the products we manufacture and export? An excellent way to model the tariff implications of a no deal Brexit would be through EEF’s Brexit Toolkit. The EEF Toolkit is designed to help businesses deal with trade and migration issues arising as a result of Brexit. Our self-audit trade tool delivers a report to help companies plan for the cost of trading with the EU after the UK leaves the European Union.
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  • Richard Rumbelow's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 01:34 PM
    A question concerning whether tariff code auditing will happen in the aftermath of Brexit, if so howfrequently would you expect? This has been submitted by NumaticInternational Ltd From August 2018, the UKGovernment began the publication of Technical Notices, that set-out how the UKeconomy would operate in the event of a No Deal. HMRC published Technical Noticeson matters such as Customs, Excise and VAT procedures, with advice on the actionsbusinesses may want to consider taking to mitigate potential impacts. InSeptember, HMRC also wrote to 145,000 businesses over the VAT threshold...
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  • Fergus Mcreynolds's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 01:34 PM
    Another great question from Kevin Rough at Daniaman, which has had me reading up on the provisions of the EU Marine Equipment Directive. We are currently registered to the MARed European database of suppliers for maritime equipment approvals which we believe assists customers to identify and specify our products. In a no deal hard BREXIT scenario will we continue to register and access the database? As Mared is the co-ordination group for the Notified Bodies assigned by the Member States, under a no deal scenario the UK notified bodies will no longer be recognised by the EU. I...
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  • Amy Brunsdon's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 01:33 PM
    Thanks @Fergus Mcreynolds & @Richard Rumbelow brilliant answers! Just a reminder that users can still submit their questions and we encourage you to share your thoughts around the answers being provided. Amy
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  • Richard Rumbelow's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 01:28 PM
    A further good question concerning the introduction of new HMRC import software (i.e. Chiefreplacement) from Numatic International Ltd In2013–14, HMRC began the process of replacing its customssystem,known as Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF), followingchangesto European Union (EU) legislation. It was recognised that this change would havebeen costly and difficult to make on CHIEF’s ageing technology. HMRC instigateda programme to replace CHIEF with a new Customs Declaration Service (CDS).Planning for the new system started before the EU referendum in June 2016....
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  • Fergus Mcreynolds's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 01:19 PM
    Another question on managing your workforce comes this time from Kevin Rough at Daniaman My team travel to Europe regularly for short stays to attend meetings and conferences etc what are the implications on travel in the event of: The exit deal with the EU being agreed, and secondly a no deal scenario? Under the deal, the transition period which would run from 29th March 2019 until 31st December 2020, unless it was agreed to be extended, provides for the same conditions of movement which apply today and the responsibilities which exist under national legislation for short...
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  • Fergus Mcreynolds's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 01:13 PM
    The second question submitted Anonymously What steps should my business be talking to reassure EU nationals in my workforce? The UK has reached an agreement in principle with the EU on the rights of citizens already in the UK, but with some details left to be decided. The deal still needs to be finally signed off later this year or early next. The draft agreement will allow EU citizens already in the UK to stay after the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 and in due course gain permanent settlement here, known as ‘settled status’. They will be able to continue to live and...
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  • Fergus Mcreynolds's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 01:05 PM
    First question comes from Mike Hague-Morgan at Autocraft Drivetrain Solutions My question is about import duties, under WTO rules, in the event of a Hard Brexit. Do we know if the UK government will enforce the import duty? Do they have an option not to enforce it? If they did enforce it then is there any way for manufacturers to reduce, offset or defer the impact (other than try and pass the cost onto our customers!!!). In the event of a no deal brexit, the UK would operate under a schedule for goods trade which has been laid before the WTO (the international organisation which...
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  • Fergus Mcreynolds's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 01:01 PM
    Good afternoon, Richard and I are really excited to be answering your questions in our Q&A this afternoon. We have been sent some great questions in advance of the Q&A and throughout the next 2 hours or so we will be posting answers. If you have any questions or follow up questions any of the answers please do not hesitate to contact us. Please note there is no audio/video the session is just a text Q&A. We are looking to explore options for more interactivity for future sessions. You will need to keep refreshing to see more questions and answers First some quick introductions,...
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  • Jim Davison's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 12:32 PM
    Many thanks to the RNLI team for hosting an EEF visit to the RNLI manufacturing and training facilities in Poole earlier this week. Most of us know that the RNLI keep us safe when we visit the UK coast line but did you know that they have been manufacturing and maintaining their fleet of offshore and inshore craft in Poole since 2013. The purpose built facility was opened in 2013 specifically to their design and a new boat is built every 8 weeks! As you can see in some of the photographs lean techniques underpin their manufacturing processes. It is an outstanding manufacturing facility and...
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  • Ian Bunting's Avatar
    05-12-2018, 09:02 AM
    Hello My question is a very simple question based on these regulations. We use wooden euro pallets and collars to pack agricultural products into for despatch throughout the UK, Europe and other parts of the world. The regulations apply when you use over 50T of packaging materiel and have a turnover of more than £2M. Please see the highlighted section below. We have a statement from our pallet and collar supplier stating that all pallets and collars are grade 2 (B) which means that they are reused. Given the highlighted piece in Regulation 4., I am confident that means that we will...
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  • Amy Brunsdon's Avatar
    04-12-2018, 01:03 PM
    Hi Klaudia Lyszczarz, Thanks so much for submitting these brilliant questions ahead of the Q&A tomorrow. I'll send them onto our experts so they can prepare. Amy
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  • Klaudia Lyszczarz's Avatar
    04-12-2018, 12:47 PM
    Hi, We are a British manufacturer making domestic, commercial, industrial cleaning and maintenance equipment most recognised for smiling 'Henry' type of domestic vacuum cleaner. Our organisation is actively working with relevant bodies to understand potential impacts of 'Brexit'. Please see the list of questions below, we will be looking forward to see your thoughts. 1) Could you please recommend the most appropriate procedures for going through tariff code revalidation when dealing with a high number of items? Possibly there are some experts in the field that could be useful...
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