Brexit – What is Wrong With The Border Operating Model?

Hello, it’s David here again. What is wrong with The Border Operating Model?  Lots.  That’s the simple answer. I made a precis of the UK’s ‘Border Operating Model, a 206-page document which was released in July. Even the precis is thirteen pages long and highly technical.  I feel sure you probably can’t be bothered.   It is difficult to read even …

Can you hear the singing?

For those of you who like me have followed the political twists and turns throughout the extended saga of Brexit with interest, trepidation and outright despair I am sure you feel as I do that it can not nearly be all over. There must be one last play? A last throw of the dice, a final swan song for the …

Brexit – why no recent technical posts?

Hello, David here. You may be wondering why I have been silent recently. I don’t want to put out posts too regularly in a rapidly changing environment for fear that this may lead to confusion and misinformation. However, I can remain silent no longer.  We have had a number of people telling us that if a trade deal is reached …

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 …