Rules of Origin

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Rules of Origin


9:30 am - 10:30 am

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How Rules of Origin affect your business to trade to, from or through the UK

The virtual event will outline the background and the implications of the Rules of Origin for Irish businesses. The discussion will cover the issues that exporters and importers face and the implications of the movement of EU and third country originated goods post-Brexit. Guest speaker, Carol Lynch, Partner at BDO and customs & trade specialist, will discuss some solutions that can possibly help to resolve the current challenges. The webinar will be hosted by Newstalk presenter and contributor, Jonathan Healy.

About Rules of Origin:

Rules of Origin determine where goods originate i.e., not where they have been shipped from, but where they have been produced or manufactured. As such, the ‘origin’ is the ‘economic nationality’ of goods traded. The tariff classification, value and origin of a good are determining factors based on which the customs tariff treatment is applied. Rules of Origin form an integral part of the trade and cooperation agreement (TCA) between the EU and UK.

About Carol Lynch:

Carol is a partner in the BDO Customs and International Trade Services department. Carol has over 25 years’ experience in customs services, joining BDO from Crannagh & Co which was established in 2005 and specialised in customs, trade tax and regulation. Carol is a member of the BDO Brexit Taskforce. Carol has significant expertise in customs, excise, export controls, anti-dumping, audits and investigations. She also has significant experience working with clients in aviation, food and drink, pharmaceutical, consumer electronics and software along with general manufacturing sectors. Carol previously acted as Head of Trade and Customs as well as Vice-Chairman of European Trade Practice for another large accountancy firm in Ireland.

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