The Government and the Chamber of Commerce of Mallorca organize the second cycle of conferences on ‘Brexit’ and its impact

The cycle has four informative sessions focused on the possible effects of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union on the nautical sector, tourism, the agri-food sector and the citizens of the Balearic Islands.

The General Directorates of Foreign Relations and Commerce, as well as the Balearic Europe Center and the Mallorca Chamber of Commerce collaborate in the organization of these conferences.

This second edition will be carried out electronically and only the speakers will attend in person, at the headquarters of the Mallorca Chamber of Commerce. In addition, videos of the conference will be recorded that can be viewed from a web page.

Registration can be done in advance through the CBE and Chamber of Commerce websites. In addition, two ‘webinars’, the one on nautical and citizenship, will have simultaneous translation into English.

The webinars will begin this Friday, November 20 with the nautical day. Two lawyers specialized in the sector, Miguel Ángel Serra and Leon Von Ordanza, will address the different changes that the application of ‘Brexit’ will entail in the regime for the temporary importation of boats in the United Kingdom, in the rental of British-flagged boats or in the sale of Spanish boats to British citizens, among others.

This first ‘webinar’ is part of the activities carried out in the new edition of the virtual nautical fair Balearic Yacht Show that will be held between November 18 and 20.

On November 24, the web conference on the tourism sector will be addressed. The financial advisory expert Luis Martinez-Almoyna Rifá will focus the conference on the financial impact of Brexit during the Covid and the lawyer José Herraiz will raise the doubts and consequences of the ‘new normal’.

On November 26 it will be the turn of the agri-food sector. Blanca García Martín, technician of the General Sub-Directorate of International Relations and Community Affairs of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, will focus her presentation on the current situation of the Brexit negotiations in the agri-food sector; Alejandro Lorca Ruíz, a technician at the General Secretariat for Health Agreements and Border Control, will explain how Brexit will affect border controls. Likewise, Joan Mateu, owner of the Mateu Export company, will present the vision of the companies directly affected.

On December 1, the last conference aimed at citizens will take place. The director of the Majorca Daily Bulletin, Jason Moore, will review how Brexit has lived in his diary. In addition, different English citizens residing in the Islands will also participate.

On December 31, 2020, the transitional period ends and the United Kingdom will permanently cease to be a member of the European Union. The General Directorate of Foreign Relations has recalled that it answers questions by email, like the Chamber of Commerce, in the business field.


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