RATS Webinar - Tune in for the latest Brexit updates

The CA’s Regulations and Technical Services group (RATS) continues to be at the forefront of lobbying on behalf of the cruising community to mitigate the impact of the UK leaving the EU.

For over three years, RATS has worked hard to identify, campaign and propose solutions to national and international government and legislative bodies on issues affecting cruisers due to Brexit.

Members Brexit Webinar - via Zoom at 1000 hours on Saturday 22 January

As part of the CA’s package of 'know how', RATS is running a webinar at 1000 hours UTC on Saturday 22 January 2022 to discuss the latest updates and current issues, including:

  • People issues - including Schengen immigration and the 90/180 day visa rules
  • VAT issues - the latest on EU and UK VAT and the changes to Returned Goods Relief
  • Recreational Craft Directive - how it will affect you
  • Q&A session - the webinar will close with a 30 minute Q&A session. If possible, members are asked to email questions in advance to the address below (you must be logged in to see the details), although questions can also be submitted online during the webinar.
  • Email advance questions to: brexitseminar@theca.org.uk.


Cruising Association RATS webinar on Brexit issues


To find out more and access the Zoom link for the Brexit Webinar, members should login to your account and go to to the event page.

Robin Baron, Chair of RATS, commented, "We are pleased to share the latest Brexit update with CA members. There have been some significant changes in the past year including a positive outcome on some, but not all, aspects of Returned Goods Relief. We continue to persist in our endeavours to ensure the cruising community enjoys its freedoms.

"The webinar is a fantastic opportunity to catch up with the latest situation, including examples of case studies and learning from the questions of other members. We look forward to CA members joining us."

The live Brexit webinar is for CA members and invited media only. Afterwards a recording of the webinar will be made publicly available on the CA website.

This webinar is a follow-up to our first 'Brexit Issues for Cruisers' webinar held on 5 December 2020 (please note some of the guidance in the December 2020 has now been superseded). Links to the recordings of the webinar are below.

11 January 2022