We draw closer to another deadline

Hello again, it’s Stephen the Customs Clearance Manager for Hellmann Worldwide Logistics in the UK. As we draw ever closer to yet another deadline day I thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone to consider again the complexity of post-Brexit EU trade shipments. In particular the number of different commodity codes and countries of origin that will …

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Transitional Simplified Procedures

New customs advice was announced recently for Traders / Imports to prepare and complete their own customs declarations. The new advice is called Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP).  Click here to access the relevant page on the HMRC website which explains how TSP works. TSP is one of the many ideas that have been requested / implemented by both HMRC and …

Customs Import Declarations

Hello all, Following on from David’s latest blogs recommending that you speak with a Customs Specialist Broker / Freight Forwarding agent to complete your declarations. Obviously, HMRC have advised that it would be possible, in some circumstances for traders to complete their own but this could get quite involved and there are certain risks involved too for making false/incorrect declarations. …

It’s Getting Close Now

Hello, it’s Stephen here again. Who would have thought that at this stage with only 54 days left until the 29th March we could still be looking at the possibility of leaving the EU with a ‘No Deal’ or at least something very similar. Although the government has stated that this will not happen, I am somewhat sceptical considering what …

Introducing Stephen Lambrou, Customs Clearance Manager

Hi everyone, Stephen Lambrou here, Customs Clearance Manager for Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK based in Dover, joining Justin and David with regular contributions on the Hellmann UK Brexit Blog. I have been in the customs clearance business since 1987, spending 25 years at Dornack International Ltd and the last seven years at International Forwarding Ltd before joining Hellmann Worldwide Logistics …