UK Global Trade Agreements

Wednesday 19th December, 2018.   Compliments of the season to you all! David here, once more with some news that things may be beginning to move on the global stage.  We cannot seem to get asensible deal with the EU to which a majority can agree.  But it seems this hasn’t stopped us looking at the bigger, global picture and doing …

Valuation

David again with the dull stuff. In the event of a hard Brexit, Customs declarations will be required toget your goods through Customs, be it for import of export. A previous post outlined the concept of classification.  This is key to driving the correct taxes to be offered and also to define whether goods are subject to any form of …

Lorry driving permits, it’s time to take action!

Friday 14th December, 2018 and still to the best of our knowledge… It’s David here and more for the technical of mind. Its lorry driving permits this time. If you operate UK based lorries in the EU and you intend to continue doing so after a hard Brexit, please read on. Our good friends at the Road Haulage Association have …

Update your Passport!

Thursday 13th December, 2018 and still to the best of our knowledge… David here and yet another outburst – its passports this time! Worried whether your passport will work post Brexit?  Please read: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/travelling-to-the-eu-with-a-uk-passport-if-theres-no-brexit-deal/travelling-to-the-eu-with-a-uk-passport-if-theres-no-brexit-deal If you plan to travel to the Schengen area after 29 March 2019, to avoid any possibility of your adult British passport not complying with the Schengen …

What a Week!

Well, another week has gone by and without sounding like I am repeating myself, wow what a week in politics – I wish I was a journalist! What does it mean though? I’d like to help out there, but unfortunately unless you have an outdated large blue police box to help you, predictions are generally redundant.  Even the bookies are …

Brexit Update

Tuesday 11th December, 2018 and still to the best of our knowledge… Hello, it’s David with another thrilling instalment! If you export to EU countries, please see:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/partnership-pack-preparing-for-a-no-deal-eu-exit/preparing-for-a-no-deal-eu-exit-step-by-step-guide-to-exporting If you import from EU countries, please see: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/partnership-pack-preparing-for-a-no-deal-eu-exit/preparing-for-a-no-deal-eu-exit-step-by-step-guide-to-importing You will note a shared step in these guidelines: find out the commodity code of your goods. In the trade, we call this ‘classification’. Customs …

EORI Reminder

Monday 10th December, 2018 and still to the best of our knowledge… It’s me again with another EORI reminder.  I know – labouring the point.  But application on your part now is essential. If you export to EU countries, please see: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/partnership-pack-preparing-for-a-no-deal-eu-exit/preparing-for-a-no-deal-eu-exit-step-by-step-guide-to-exporting If you import from EU countries, please see: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/partnership-pack-preparing-for-a-no-deal-eu-exit/preparing-for-a-no-deal-eu-exit-step-by-step-guide-to-importing If you do both, please read both. Both guides try to …

Wednesday 4th December, 2018 and still to the best of our knowledge…

Hello again, this is David, the technical bore. I hope you had a chance to read my recent post.  In particular, I’d like to be tiresome by reminding you about applying for your EORI – my apologies for labouring the point.  EORI is essential in a ‘no deal’ environment.  You will not be able to trade with the EU without …

Hello and welcome!

I hope you had a chance to read my colleague Justin’s introductory contribution to the Hellmann Brexit blog. May I introduce myself, my name is David and amongst my duties at Hellmann UK, I take care of Customs Compliance and insurance matters.  You may feel inclined to call me Mr. Deadly, deadly boring and dull.  I have 35 years of …