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…

Government warns firms to prepare for EU trade rule changes – including supplementary declarations

13 July 2021 – The government is encouraging UK businesses to prepare for rule changes for trade with the EU which will come into effect across the next six months. HMRC has today (12 July) written to more than 160,000 VAT-registered businesses explaining the measures firms must take to continue trading with the counterparts on the continent.…

Becoming a customs broker can help you win more logistics work

02 July 2021 – Time is running out for UK importers of European goods who deferred their customs declarations as part of a six-month moratorium to soften the impact of Brexit. But many importers are woefully unprepared to meet the rolling deadline for lodging supplementary declarations for goods imported from 1 January. The situation has…

EU-UK: A new relationship

28 June 2021 – The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement On 24 December 2020, the EU and the UK reached an agreement on the terms of their relationship following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) formally entered into force on 1 May 2021 and provides for zero tariffs and zero…

Moving goods under Transit Procedure via the UK landbridge: Ireland – Great Britain – Sweden

17 June 2021 – Background Since 1 January 2021 a range of new steps must be completed in order to move goods under the transit procedure via Great Britain. Depending on the model used by operators to manage the transit (e.g. in-house or via a customs agent), there is flexibility as to who completes a…

Brexit Update – June 2021 – UK and Australia Trade Deal Breaking News

15 June 2021 – The UK & Australia agree broad terms for a trade deal On Tuesday June 15th, the United Kingdom and Australia have agreed the broad terms for a trade deal between the two countries. The deal seeks to eliminate tariffs on goods but with a 15 year transitional period. The liberalisation of…