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 …

Refresher – Step by Step Guide to Exporting

Hello, its David here. As it has been a while and Brexit is now galloping over the hill towards us all once more, I thought it appropriate to post a reminder of Government guidance relating to practical steps to prepare for exporting post-Brexit. Please visit: 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 You will also be able to find these steps broken down into bite-size chunks in …

Will it be the United Kingdom after Brexit, or just England and the others?

First of all, a quick introduction; my name is Till and I am a German business student from Hamburg. I was presented with the opportunity to do a placement with Hellmann Worldwide Logistics at their Lichfield UK head office – naturally, I embraced the chance.  I am currently in the second month of my three-month internship and I have already …

Delayed Brexit and Easements

Hello its David here Easements are the temporary relaxations of regulations the Government has said will be employed post -Brexit to smooth the change.   At Hellmann we have been asked a number of times recently what the delay to Brexit means to the ‘easements’ announced earlier this year.  The short answer is we don’t know for sure.  At a recent …

Boris Johnson’s First Fortnight

So Boris, our Frankenstein’s Monster, beat the sly old fox, some might say a victory of beef over brains?  To assume however that Frankenstein’s Monster is a buffoon as his image has often portrayed is probably naïve.  This is an individual who went to Eton with all the other ‘Nobs’ and even amongst them all, he supposedly claimed he aimed …

It’s the holiday season!

Hooray – it’s the holiday season!  We can all forget our woes and fly off to sunny Spain where we eat egg and chips in a place we don’t normally eat egg and chips (does anyone actually eat egg and chips anymore?).  We can forget about all of our day to day problems and soak up the sun, maybe for …

No-Deal Brexit

The ex-civil servant responsible for Brexit up until March, Philip Rycroft, came out at the weekend and told us all yet again that a ‘No Deal’ Brexit would be “fraught with risk”. Many commentators, politicians and business leaders have suggested that it is tantamount to a catastrophe that will cost the UK billions and set our economy back twenty years …

‘Frankenstein’s Monster’ and ‘The Fox’

Like most of you, I haven’t had a lot to discuss regarding Brexit over the last couple of months, and if I am honest I have been pleased to bury my head in other tasks as the Brexit situation doesn’t appear to be evolving at present.  Now however I feel it is imperative that I start to ensure that our …

Trade Remedies

Hello its David here. ‘What is a Trade Remedy?’, I hear you cry. Put simply, blatant protectionism.  The sort of thing of which Republican Donald Trump is constantly accused – despite his current stance simply mirroring and extending his predecessors’ approach, viz The Byrd Amendment of 2005, sponsored by a Democrat politician. These remedies take the form of extra taxes …

Trade deal with South Korea

Hello, its David here. Despite Brexit having gone quiet in the last couple of months, there is clearly activity behind the scenes. Following earlier announcements about post-Brexit trade deals, information has been released about a deal between South Korea and the UK. The deal seeks to continue existing trade arrangements between the two nations following Brexit.  In particular, this will …