U.S. to delay UK trade deal over post-Brexit concern – FT

WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – The United States will delay its deal to remove tariffs on UK steel and aluminum because of concerns about post-Brexit trade rules affecting Northern Ireland, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. The administration of former U.S. President Donald Trump imposed 25% and 10% tariffs on steel and aluminum imports on…

UK exchequer may have lost up to £30bn of VAT via non-declarations

There could be upwards of 100 million customs declarations not made post-implementation, according to head of international trade and customs at Fujitsu, Frank Dunsmuir. Fujitsu hosts the CHIEF customs declaration system. He told The Loadstar that “easily around £30bn” of VAT had been lost due to HMRC’s six-month (175-day) delay on declarations for goods imported between 1…

Using Animal Health Regulation Export Health Certificates from 15 January 2022

Businesses now need to use the Animal Health Regulation (AHR) Export Health Certificates (EHCs) for goods exported from Great Britain (GB) to the EU or moved to Northern Ireland (NI) if an EHC is required. EHCs used by Authorised Traders to move prohibited and restricted (P&R) goods to Northern Ireland are unaffected by these changes.…

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…

UK government to blame for Brexit delays, says logistics sector

20 September 2021 – It is UK government “unreadiness” that is the source of further delays to Brexit customs procedure implementation, while associations, brokers, forwarders, ports, and retailers are “ready”. Last week the UK government announced that it would further delay the implementation of export health certificates, phytosanitary (SPS) certificates and safety and security declarations…

Over 2,000 hauliers fined for arriving at border without correct export documents after transition

1 September 2021 – More than 2,000 hauliers were fined for not having the correct export documentation in the four months following the end of the transition period. The UK completed its departure from the EU’s single market and customs union on New Year’s Eve, meaning exporters had to comply with new rules to continue…

New procedure code for customs declarations to make goods movements through smaller ports quicker

05 August 2021 – A new ‘customs procedure code’ will facilitate the faster movement of goods through smaller ports, an international trade and customs expert has said. Customs procedure codes (CPCs) are entered onto customs declarations to identify the customs and/or excise regimes which goods are being entered into and removed from (where this applies).…

Customs Declaration Service to become UK’s single customs platform

03 August 2021 – HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has today announced that the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), a system founded on world-leading technology, will serve as the UK’s single customs platform from 31 March 2023. HMRC will be closing its Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system on 31 March 2023. Hence, from…