Since January 1st, 2021, Brexit has become a reality amidst a worldwide pandemic crisis. Some analysts state that the bilateral trade of countries like Belgium with the United Kingdom was not affected as much as feared while others observe a sharp drop in the bilateral trade.
What is the real situation? What do exporters have to pay more attention to and which points deserve further political negotiations or straightforward intervention?
You can find out the results of the bilateral trade Belgium-UK for the first quarter of 2021 on the occasion of this webinar. The results will be compared with those of the last quarter of 2020 and those pre-COVID19.
The Belgian Foreign Trade Agency organizes this webinar in close cooperation with its partners, the FPS Foreign Affairs, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), the Wallonia Export and Investment Agency (AWEX) and hub.brussels. We will have the pleasure of welcoming HE Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Belgium who will make the introduction of the webinar, as well as several other high-level guest-speakers.
The webinar will be held in English.
10:00 Opening by Fabienne L'Hoost, Director General, Belgian Foreign Trade Agency
10:05 Brexit, a new reality during a pandemic crisis, by HE Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Belgium
10:15 The real numbers behind Brexit in the first quarter of 2021 by Jeroen Sarazyn, Brexit Coordinator, Belgian Customs
10:35 The consequences of Brexit on the Belgian food industry by Bart Buysse, CEO, Fevia
10:55 Practical consequences of Brexit on the Belgian logistics and transport sector by Marie Desrousseaux, Policy Advisor, Febetra
11:15 Overview of current and future talks with the UK by Ward Minnaert, Expert Brexit, International Commerce Department FPS Economy
11:50 Closing by Fabienne L'Hoost, Director General, Belgian Foreign Trade Agency