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Swiss business travel to, and from the UK after BREXIT
  • Date 01 July 2021
  • Time 11.00 - 12.00
  • Place Online via Zoom
  • Organizer Swissmem
  • Costs Swissmem members: CHF 90.-, Non-members CHF 150.-
Contact Person  Claudio Haufgartner Claudio Haufgartner
+41 44 384 42 26 +41 44 384 42 26 c.haufgartnernoSpam@swissmem.ch

Swiss business travel to, and from the UK after BREXIT


The UK now has new trade agreements with the EU and Switzerland – these now regulate the movement of people and the trade in goods and services. Travelling to the UK for Swiss nationals is now subject to new labour market and immigration rules, and UK nationals now face new rules if they wish to travel to Switzerland and the EU for business visits and work.


  • The new trade agreements between the UK and Switzerland and the EU – what trade they permit and what barriers UK and Swiss companies face,
  • The new UK immigration system for Swiss & EU nationals entering the UK  – new visa rules, what business visitors are permitted, entry, and the UK formalities needed,
  • What Swiss manufacturers need to do when they send their workers to the UK  -and how the UK visa rules treat them,
  • The new limitations placed on UK workers travelling to Switzerland and the EU and how this now restricts what work they can do,
  • Hiring UK based workers who then need to travel to Switzerland and the EU  - what yo need to know and what the new limitations are.

Target group

Any Swiss manufacturer trading either with a UK company, or in a supply chain that involves a UK company, with a UK subsidiary, or sending their workers to the UK either long term or short term or hiring or employing a UK worker.


None specifically  needed – the webinar will cover the new rules for anyone who does not have an prior knowledge.

Learning targets

The webinar will give the attendees sufficent information to understand the barriers they will face when workers enter the UK and UK workers need to travel to work in Switzerland and the EU.

Speaker - Tim Thomas, IEMConsultancy, UK

Tim Thomas is an independent legal consultant, specialising in all aspects of immigration, employment and mobility law between the UK, Switzerland and the European Union. He advises large and small businesses on the trade implications of providing services across Europe and Switzerland, and the temporary movement of workers between the UK, Switzerland and the EU. He is a qualified UK lawyer who worked for employer associations in the UK and for the UK Government in Brussels.