Brexit became a reality on 1 January 2021, after an 11-month transition period that has been overshadowed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Now that the United Kingdom has left the European Union it is sailing in unchartered waters. It will need to re-establish its relationships with the E.U. and the rest of the world in areas including diplomacy, customs and taxation, professional services, free movement of people and capital, and the border with the Republic of Ireland.
Brexit will affect Hong Kong businesses that have operations in the U.K., and possibly those operating in the E.U., as the departure of Britain will impact the rest of the bloc.
Looking ahead, what role does the U.K. hope to take on the world stage? With freedom from E.U. regulations, can Britain become a "Singapore of the West" as some Brexit campaigners had suggested?
In the first of a series of events on post-Brexit Britain, Paul McComb, Director General Trade & Investment at the Department for International Trade at the British Consulate-General Hong Kong, will discuss the U.K.'s plans on developing its post-Brexit relations with the E.U. and beyond.
He will be joined by Mark McFarland, International Consulting Economist, who will provide his views on the U.K. business sectors' take on the post-Brexit era and how businesses in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area might manage the short to mid-term transition.
Register for this webinar to gain a deeper understanding of latest developments and prospects for the U.K. after it has left the E.U.
Upon successful registration, members will receive a confirmation email with a specific link to access the webinar two working days before the event. Please familiarize yourself with the usage of Zoom before the event.