The British Romanian Chamber of Commerce is running a one-hour complimentary webinar on what UK businesses need to know about the free trade agreement signed by the UK and EU and how to prepare accordingly. In this webinar we aim to tackle one of the biggest Brexit issues: the impact on the New Trade Agreement.
The trade deal was finally agreed later last year and came into effect when the transition period finished on New Year’s Eve. Find out more from our key experts on what are the updates and how are business affected, as well as what both the opportunities and challenges are.
In the surface this appears a simple process, but supply chains are complex, and we know from the questions our clients are asking, that the rules are sometimes unclear.
Valued at £668bn, it is the largest ever trade deal signed by the EU.
The webinar will cover:
- Rules of Origin
- Customs and VAT rules
- Trade in services – including financial and legal
- Rules for business travel
The webinar will be hosted by Anna Nastase, Events & Marketing Coordinator.
Michael McNEIR – CEO Forum Financial Advisory & Training Solutions SRL
Michael McNEIR is the CEO of FORUM Financial Advisory & Training Solutions SRL based in Bucharest, Romania. where his business focuses on Financial Advisory matters, Investigations and training in Financial crime such as Criminal & Terrorism financing, fraud, dirty money and the links to Art and the London Property Market. FORUM Financial Advisory & Training Solutions SRL is also working in collaboration with the prestigious Romanian lawyers Enache, Pirtea and Associates.
Michael has a Diploma with merit in Money Laundering and has written two papers on Money Laundering and the Art world for the Transatlantic Cultural Property Crime Symposium based in the UK and US.
Michael completed a podcast for Transparency International on Money Laundering and Art which was aired on 4th June 2020 and in May 2020 Michael was a guest speaker for two live interviews on Fraud in today’s COVID19 world and Criminal Confiscation of assets with Enache Pirtea and associates.
Michael has conducted many presentations on various aspects of Financial Crime including Money Laundering linked to private education at the 35th International Symposium on Economic Crime at the University of Cambridge, Fraud at the London Law firm Howard Kennedy and at other UK conferences. Michael has given presentations at the 2017 & 2018 Montenegrin National conferences on Bribery & Corruption in Podgorica advising Government ministers as well as here in Bucharest at the 2020 GOVNET conference on white collar crime, at a British Romanian Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting panel on business trends in 2020 and a co presenter in a webinar dealing with the ‘The most effective way in combating money laundering in the post covid world’.
Previously, Michael was a Detective and Financial Investigator with the Metropolitan Police New Scotland Yard in the Homicide & Serious Crime Command investigating high profile homicide investigations, where Michael conducted Financial Investigations and Financial profiling to assist in securing convictions for Homicide. Michael later transferred to the Organised Crime Unit and to the Financial Asset Confiscation and Enforcement unit seizing various assets from convicted criminals both in the UK and globally. Michael worked with many Embassies but especially the US Embassy, Romanian and Republic of Ireland Embassies in ensuring assets were seized and confiscated.
Dr. Davies – Senior International Strategist
Dr. Davies has over three decades of top level international supply chain experience within a full range of sectors including aero/space, construction, defence, energy, electronics/software, health/care and mining. Dr. Davies’s particular skill is in the planning and strategic leadership of creating new market opportunities resulting from geo-political opportunity. He returned home to the UK following the Brexit referendum ready for Britain’s return as a sovereign trading nation.
He sits on the Coalition for the Development of Romania Entrepreneurship Task Force, is the UK Board Member on the British American Business Council – Pacific Northwest and active in British politics with a focus on SME development and international trade.
Neil McGregor – Chairman of the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce
Neil McGregor is the managing partner of McGregor & Partners SCA, the law firm in Romania and Bulgaria which is associated with the international firm Stephenson Harwood. He is a British commercial solicitor who has worked in Romania and its neighbouring countries since 1996. He is a member of the Bucharest Bar and is also a registered foreign lawyer in Bulgaria.
Practical business support
We recognize that businesses trading internationally need help and support, particularly during this time of change. BRCC together with their partners offers practical assistance through its range of unique membership benefits.
Membership of BRCC is an imperative for any local and UK business operation on International Trade