BENEFITS OF USING A CUSTOMS BROKER

The task of physically transporting goods across international borders is relatively straightforward in most cases. Ensuring the correct customs documentation is in place can be much more complex. Aside from reducing possible delays at customs border points, having the necessary customs clearance formalities covered is a strict legal requirement, and there are often very different…

How to import from China to UK

20 September 2021 – China is the joint number one territory that Britain imports from, accounting for 12% of imports. Here is what you need to do if you want to import from China For the UK, the desire to import goods from China is vast. China was the joint-first biggest single country that the…

Managing turmoil in the freight industry

21 June 2021 – Worldwide shipping and the air freight industry are in turmoil, with sea freight rates continuing to spiral out of control, global port congestion including port closures, vessel omitting ports, cyber attacks on the industry and the ever-increasing airfreight rates due to limited space and restrictions. There are some key situations that…

Barrier-free Trade: Solar imports from China seen surging in FY22

26 April 2021 – The pace of solar capacity addition slowed 45% annually to 4.8 GW in April-January FY21. Import of solar cells and modules had dropped 75% on year to $392.8 million in April-January FY21. Come August, import of solar modules and cells might witness a sudden surge, thanks to the opening of an…

Brexit Batters British Wine Trade

26 April 2021 – Shipping wine to the UK is now a “bloody nightmare” and it’s only likely to get worse. Is there a more disingenuous statement than “get Brexit done”? Almost five years have passed since the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, but the hard work is just beginning. I hope and…

Covid: Centre exempts customs duty on vaccines, oxygen for 3 months

24 April 2021 – Centre also decided to waive health cess on the import of oxygen and connected equipment for a period of three months with immediate effect Amid a surge in Covid-19 cases, the union government decided to grant full exemption from basic customs duty and health cess on import of oxygen-related equipment for…

UK SMEs now have time to get ‘a system’ to prepare properly for customs changes

12 April 2021 – UK supply chains must use the delay of post-Brexit customs changes to implement new systems, or face going to the wall Management consultant Neil McEvoy told The Loadstar the 40% “drop off a cliff” in UK exports to the EU in January proved that many businesses “just weren’t properly prepared” for the UK departure…