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Change in NCTS5 Implementation Date Announced

Change in NCTS5 Implementation Date Announced

The Common Transit Convention (CTC) authority has extended the transition period for NCTS Phase 5 due to requests from several countries and industry submissions. After careful consideration, the UK has decided to adopt this extension, and the new implementation date...

Trader Support Service Contract extended until 2024

Trader Support Service Contract extended until 2024

HMRC has confirmed the extension of the Trader Support Service until 31 December 2024. This reaffirms the commitment of HMRC and the UK government to provide long-term support for traders moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in alignment with the...

HMRC encouraging industry to use facilities at Sevington

HMRC encouraging industry to use facilities at Sevington

Since the UK’s departure from the EU in 2020, the commercial operators at Dover Western Docks (DWD) and Stop 24 have worked with HMRC to provide capacity for the new customs processes. Now that the Sevington and Holyhead sites are fully operational, the additional...

CDS export declaration deadline extended

CDS export declaration deadline extended

HMRC has announced that the exports deadline for the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is changing from 31 March 2023 to 30 November 2023. Originally, all export declarations were needed to be made on CDS by 31 March 2023. The extended deadline has been decided by...

New Tariff Regime

New Tariff Regime

The Government has announced the UK’s new Customs tariffs. The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) will replace the current EUs’ Common External Tariff (EU CET).

VAT With Or Without A Deal

VAT With Or Without A Deal

After last week’s acceptance of Boris Johnson’s deal in parliament, the EU followed up by agreeing a further extension to Brexit until 31 January 2019. While the deal was approved in principle, all options remain firmly on the table as parliament can still fail to get...

The Brexit Deal And Northern Ireland

The Brexit Deal And Northern Ireland

EU leaders backed and agreed a third extension to Brexit on Friday, and today confirmed a new deadline date of 31st January 2020.  This follows last week’s parliamentary votes to accept Boris Johnson’s deal but to refuse the short timescale. The deal is a modified...

UK Gov Issue No Deal Guidelines

UK Gov Issue No Deal Guidelines

While parliament remains in the middle of critical debates surrounding the no deal scenario, the UK Gov site has issued guidelines to businesses on how to prepare for the possibility.The guide outlines what steps UK businesses should take to be able to send and...

French Customs Guide For No Deal

French Customs Guide For No Deal

With the increasing chances of a no deal Brexit, customs formalities and controls at the border between France and the UK could well be reinstated.French customs have issued guidance for UK businesses that move goods between the UK and France (and beyond), which...

Latest Anti Dumping Duty Measures

Latest Anti Dumping Duty Measures

Anti-Dumping Duty is an Import Duty charged in addition to Customs Duty that applies throughout the EU and while the UK are still members it applies to the UK as well.The implementation of this duty enables the EU to take action against goods sold at less than their...

INCO Terms Changes For 2020

INCO Terms Changes For 2020

The internationally recognised shipping terms – or ‘Incoterms’ –  are currently being amended by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and are expected to be introduced later this year, being fully effective by January 1, 2020.It has become customary to revise...

Extra £2.1bn For No Deal

Extra £2.1bn For No Deal

The government announced last week that an extra £2.1bn has been set aside in preparation for a no-deal Brexit, which doubles the amount of funding allocated.The money includes plans for more border force officers and upgraded infrastructure at ports. There will also...

Theresa May Resigns Over Brexit

Theresa May Resigns Over Brexit

UK prime minister - Theresa May – has confirmed her resignation today following months of turmoil over Brexit. She confirmed she will quit as leader of the conservatives on 7th June and remain as prime minister until a new leader is elected.In today’s statement, she...

Talks Break Down Over Customs Union

Talks Break Down Over Customs Union

According to latest news, the cross party Brexit talks between the Conservative and Labour parties have failed to find a compromise and are now set to end without an agreement in place.Leaving the EU with a Customs Union agreement seems to have been central to the...

What Is The Customs Union?

What Is The Customs Union?

According to recent reports, cross party talks are progressing as a means of resolving the Brexit issue, which suggests we may be moving towards a scenario where the UK remains in the Customs Union.While it has been suggested that a high number of Tory MP's won't vote...

Customs Union Likely According To Minister

Customs Union Likely According To Minister

A government minister has recently recognised that a customs union with the EU is the most likely outcome of talks between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn.The solicitor general Robert Buckland, risked causing further tensions in the Conservative Party, by insisting his...

HMRC Update Simplified Customs Procedures

HMRC Update Simplified Customs Procedures

HMRC have now announced further details of the simplified customs procedures that will be effective should the UK leave the EU without a deal.The Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP), which were originally announced early in February, should make the customs...

Rotterdam Prepare Despite Extension

Rotterdam Prepare Despite Extension

Despite yesterday’s news that Prime Minister May has agreed two options to extend the Brexit deadline, the Port of Rotterdam is still preparing for the UK to leave on March 29th.Mark Dijk, the manager of Europe’s largest port, reportedly told BBC news that while he...

Tariff Announced For No Deal

Tariff Announced For No Deal

Following yesterday’s vote to reject Prime Minister May’s Brexit proposal, the government has confirmed that most imports into the UK will not be subject to a tariff in the event of a no-deal Brexit.It was confirmed that a temporary scheme would mean that around  87%...

Businesses Fail To Plan For Brexit

Businesses Fail To Plan For Brexit

According to government research, four in ten small and medium-sized businesses that trade internationally have no intention of making contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit.HM Revenue & Customs recently published a survey that suggested about 40% of the companies...

Government Outlines UK Swiss Trade Deal

Government Outlines UK Swiss Trade Deal

The Department of International Trade have published details of the trade agreement between the UK and Switzerland, which will become applicable should there be a no deal Brexit.The "continuity agreement" - based on the EU's existing free trade deal with Switzerland -...

Concerns as Brexit Clock Counts Down

Concerns as Brexit Clock Counts Down

Last week, we confirmed that new simplified customs procedures are being introduced at roro ports in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The announcement from HM Customs has been widely debated, with leading industry trade organisations already weighing in with concerns...

Simplified Import Procedures For Brexit

Simplified Import Procedures For Brexit

On the 29th March 2019, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, large numbers of UK businesses have been expected to work apply the same procedures to EU shipments that exist when trading with the rest of the world.At the present time, under import processes for...

Test Plans For No Deal Brexit

Test Plans For No Deal Brexit

The Department for Transport held a recent exercise to test plans for border disruption in the event of a no-deal Brexit, however it has been described as "too little too late" by hauliers.The disused Manston Airport in Kent was used as the location for the exercise,...

Managing A No Deal Brexit

Managing A No Deal Brexit

UK members of parliament will be voting on the government's Brexit plan for a deal with the EU next week, and it is widely predicted that they will vote against Theresa May.A 'no' majority will surely move us further towards the chance of a 'no deal' or 'hard' Brexit,...

Common Transit Convention After Brexit

Common Transit Convention After Brexit

After Brexit, the UK will continue to remain in the Common Transit Convention (CTC), ensuring simplified cross-border trade for UK businesses exporting their goods.The UK leaves the EU in March 2019, and negotiating a deal regarding its membership has been a high...

Brexit Event Video Released

Brexit Event Video Released

The Supply Chain Academy, along with group partner Customs Insights, collaborated to deliver their most recent thought leadership event earlier this month, which covered the most topical and important issue of the millennium so far – Brexit.We have now published a...

Brexit Unwrapped At The Academy

Brexit Unwrapped At The Academy

Customs Insights and group partner the Supply Chain Academy - collaborated to deliver their most recent thought leadership event last week, which covered the most topical and important issue of the millennium so far – Brexit. The dinner event, held at our Upminster...

Seasonal Opening Hours

Seasonal Opening Hours

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Customs Union and Single Market Explained

Customs Union and Single Market Explained

With the EU agreeing Theresa May's Brexit deal and Cabinet members and MPs rebelling against the 'soft' withdrawal agreement. The words 'single customs union' and 'single market' have come into the conversation again.Below we explain the differences between the...

Brexit Draft Deal In Short

Brexit Draft Deal In Short

Chaos, resignations & votes of no confidence all seem to be a part of British politics since the Brexit vote back in 2016. So, after another day of the same, what is the Brexit draft deal about. We understand the following: TransitionBritain exits the EU on...

Northern Ireland Brexit Warning

Northern Ireland Brexit Warning

The Northern Ireland Audit Office has recently stated the country is not well prepared for a no-deal Brexit in areas such as trade and customs. With uncertainty surrounding the border and the repatriation of powers from Brussels, the Audit Office said planning is...

HMRC Capable of Handling Post-Brexit Declarations

HMRC Capable of Handling Post-Brexit Declarations

According to the Loadstar, a wait in the UK’s new Customs Declaration System (CDS) is not likely to cause a disruption in the country’s supply chains, but there is a concern on how post-Brexit operation of UK ro-ro ports are to be handled. Doubts have been growing...

Brexit Could Cause M26 Closures

Brexit Could Cause M26 Closures

lf Britain leaves the EU without a deal, the M26 motorway located in the South East of England, will be closed every night for almost six weeks to create an area that allows lorries to queue in the event of customs delays. As the deadline for Brexit approaches,...

UK Lining Up New Trade Deals

UK Lining Up New Trade Deals

Recent reports in the national press have suggested that a trade deal with Chile is expected to be signed within a few months, with the government already speaking to a further 30 countries regarding post EU relationships. The new agreement which is being dubbed by...

Customs Insights Launch Brexit Event

Customs Insights Launch Brexit Event

Customs Insights have just confirmed a thought leadership event – which will be taking place in conjunction with sister company the Supply Chain Academy – and will be covering the most topical and important issue of the millennium so far – Brexit. The dinner event is...

China Reply To US New Tariffs

China Reply To US New Tariffs

This week America imposed new tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports from China, reigniting a trade war between the two nations, which has resulted in China announcing $60 billion worth of tariffs on US products today. The US tariffs confirmed on Monday were the...

Deadline For Brexit Deal Moves

Deadline For Brexit Deal Moves

Reports today are suggesting that the deadline for agreeing the UK's divorce from the EU has unofficially been moved from October to the middle of November. It is believed that the longer time frame has been agreed as little headway is being made with a mutually...

Gov Advice on No Deal Brexit

Gov Advice on No Deal Brexit

The Government have today released a page on their website entitled "How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal".  After International Trade Secretary - Liam Fox - suggested we are 60/40 against the chance of a deal recently, this could become quite useful...

CDS Launch Under Way

CDS Launch Under Way

HMRC has confirmed that they have successfully implemented the first software release for the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS). The Customs Declaration Service is expected to deliver a modern system for importers and exporters who have to complete customs...

EORI – Be Ready For Brexit

EORI – Be Ready For Brexit

Last week the UK’s international trade secretary – Liam Fox – suggested the odds were 60/40 against a trade agreement being in place with the EU, therefore a ‘hard Brexit’ currently seems most likely. One of the consequences of a hard Brexit will be full Customs...

New Industry Website Launches

New Industry Website Launches

Customs Insights group partners - CP Training Services - have just launched their new look training website, which provides an exciting range of supply chain training courses designed for managers and aspiring managers. CP Training Services have been the go-to supply...

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