Temple Tax Workshops: VAT and Indirect Taxes Post-Brexit

18th March 2020

Presented by David Southern QC and Jeremy White (Pump Court Tax Chambers)

Jeremy White is the UK’s foremost authority on customs duties. David Southern QC worked in China in connection with its joining the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and in Australia when Goods & Service Tax (G&ST) was introduced.

The UK’s trade negotiations with the EU are unique, in that they are not concerned with  removing trade  barriers where they exist, but  erecting trade barriers where they do not exist 

 In this workshop we plan to discuss

  • the UK Global Tariff (‘UKGT’) which is to be introduced from  1 January 2021 in place of the Common External Tariff
  • The relationship of the UK Global Tariff to the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) principle
  • The scope of preferential trade agreements (PTAs)
  • The implications of the UK’s ‘rejoining’ the WTO.
  • Customs procedures and certificates of origin under the new regime
  • VAT as a separate national tax.


The future shape of customs duties and VAT post-Brexit offers many possibilities.  This Workshop offers informed guidance as to what those possibilities are.

Dates: Wednesday 18th March

Time: 5-7pm

Venue: Temple Tax Chambers, 3 Temple Gardens, London EC4Y 9AU

Cost: Attendance is free of charge but spaces are limited.


To register please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/temple-tax-chambers-workshops-registration-70895467251 

Associated Members

David Southern QC