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NEW RISKS, COMPLIANCE ISSUES & SOLUTIONS

Published: 22/08/2022

Few would dispute the fact that working in supply chain is extremely demanding and stressful. This is especially true for professionals working in the food and drink industry, which relies heavily on supply chains that carry goods safely, smoothly and quickly from where they are produced to where they are...

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WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG IN 2022?

Published: 07/02/2022

2022 is already the third year since the UK officially left the Customs Union with the EU in 2019. It is also the third year since covid emerged and changed every aspect of our lives. Both Brexit and covid have disrupted trade in unprecedented ways and continue to do so. Just as people are learning to live with...

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WILL SANTA MAKE IT TO TOWN ON TIME?

Published: 24/12/2021

Christmas is a busy season, especially for Santa Claus. With workshops in secret locations dotted around the globe, Santa must deliver presents (or coal) to children by a strict, non-negotiable deadline.
With no distribution center in the UK yet, Santa Claus and his team are relying on a speedy customs ...

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3 CUSTOMS MISTAKES TO AVOID DURING 2022

Published: 29/11/2021

It has almost been a year since the end of the Brexit transition period, meaning most businesses will have started settling comfortably into their new routine. However, it is important to remember that the new trading relationship between the UK and EU is still evolving and 2022 is the host of some big changes...

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TEST YOUR CUSTOMS DECISION MAKING

Published: 07/10/2021

When buying or selling goods across a border, it is considered good business practice to understand the rules applied on the other side of the border. This is because the decisions you make when selling the goods can have a significant influence over the decisions and responsibilities of the business...

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5 CUSTOMS COMPLIANCE MISTAKES TO AVOID

Published: 31/08/2021

For businesses trading between the EU and UK, 2021 has been a year of change. The various easements introduced by HMRC with the aim to phase in the changes caused more confusion. With three months left to the year, take a look at the top 5 common mistakes made by businesses this year and read...

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HOW TO MOVE YOUR GOODS FAST

Published: 02/03/2021

With vessels exceeding 400 meters in length and carrying over 23,000 TEU (twenty-foot-equivalent units), it is often the size and capacity of the freight and logistics industry that is at times difficult to comprehend. But with many industries now relying on ‘express freight services’...

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ARE SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS THE FUTURE?

Published: 07/04/2021

When goods cross a border, customs formalities must be completed. Customs brokers help businesses complete these formalities. In the UK, £32.50 per declaration is HMRC’s estimated cost of this this service, but in reality the price tag can be as high as £150 per declaration...

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