Brexit – The Border Operating Model

Hello, its David here, I hope you remain safe and well in these troubling times. Lots of releases from the UK government recently concerning how the UK-EU border will operate from 1.1.21 onwards. Having ploughed through 206 pages of technical mumbo jumbo, I managed to produce a precis. Trouble is, the precis is still 14 pages and packed with acronyms. …

Brexit – The UK Global Tariff

Hello, its David here, I hope you remain safe and well in these troubling times. For obvious reasons, Covid-19 has pushed the subject of Brexit to the back pages. However, please don’t be fooled – Brexit is still very much ‘on’ for 1.1.21.  Time is shorter by the day.  Recent governmental activities underline this: · The announcement of the creation …

Customs Clearance Q&A

As the subject of Brexit and its potential outcomes is uncertain, we must caveat the information contained within this Q&A by stating that it represents our current understanding and opinion only. We accept no liability for any actions taken based on the content. That said, we will, of course, support our customers to the maximum extent we can in overcoming …

Brexit Technical Advice Paper

ABOUT THIS TECHNICAL ADVICE PAPER The information within this paper is based on the best known currently.  Since the subject of Brexit and its potential outcomes is so volatile, even on an almost daily basis, we must caveat this communication by stating that it represents our current understanding and opinion only.  We accept no liability for any actions taken based …

Brexit and Customs Clearance – What can I do now?

Hello, its David here, Please click here to read the guidance from the UK government regarding the transitional period. Preparing your business From 1 January 2021, you will need to make customs declarations to move goods into and out of the EU. You should: get an EORI number (if you do not already have one) decide how you want to …

Brexit – things on the move, at last – stop press!

There’s more…!!! Hello, its David here, Still in shock that the government appears to be nailing its colours to the mast, what happens but another significant Brexit release.  Are they like London buses? Now The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP is at it, in person.  It’s almost as if they mean it – and that we should take noticed and …

Brexit – things are on the move, at last!

Hello, its David here, Shock news! Surprised, flabbergasted and dumfounded as this leaves us, announcements are finally being received from the UK government telling us all that will happen and when. It is almost as if they think we need time to activate our long hatched plans t be ready for the massive upturn in demand for Customs declarations for …

Brexit – what will happen after 23:00 Friday 31st January?

Hello, its David here. Despite the relative clarity of what will happen on Friday night, confusion still reigns. At a recent BIFA meeting, Customs stated they were no longer sure about Transitional Simplified Procedures [TSP]. Later in the same meeting, they said they weren’t sure that they weren’t sure. Helpful. Now we receive a message saying TSP applications are currently …

Boundaries of political class have been washed away

I don’t want to bore you all with more blurb about the general election, suffice to say I think you will all know that there has been an unprecedented result with labour having its worst performance since 1935. Boris Johnson gained a majority of 80 in the new parliament, the highest since Margaret Thatcher in 1987. If you are a …