The Eye of the Storm

Hello its David here. Hasn’t it all gone eerily quiet on the Brexit front?  A bit of a ‘Phoney War’, I am thinking. Don’t be fooled.  Justin’s latest blog is quite correct – Brexit has not gone away.  We don’t all agree with what comes out of Bruxelles, but one comment made just after the latest extension was agreed on …

You must not yet forget the name Brexit

I haven’t written anything on the Blog for a few weeks now. I apologise for that lapse, but I think, like everyone else involved with Brexit, I needed some time out to recover from the twists and turns of the whole process, and it has certainly felt over the last few weeks that the pressure has been released.  Unfortunately, this …

Customs Clearance Enquiries

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Documentation requirements for exports to the EU27 post-Brexit

Hello its David here. On speaking to our EU27 Partners, it has become evident that in some circumstances,  additional official documentation may be required in EU27 member states to confirm that UK exported products are approved for EU27 home markets.  This would be in the event of a no deal Brexit and only where certain standards would not be the …

Never Gonna Give You Up

I apologise in advance for repeating myself, here we are once again with no more clarity than we have had for the last two years and nine months.  Yet another week of unprecedented political activity whereby Theresa the Bruce’s deal has returned to the commons to be defeated again and now we have the prospect of a fourth vote on …

Transitional Simplified Procedures Revisited

Hello it’s David with apologies for going over old ground. We have previously blogged about Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP,) but I feel it’s worth revisiting as TSP appears to have some pretty glaring holes.  I wonder if customs are aware and just don’t care?  It’ll all sort itself out – or HMR&C will get lots more juicy fines… TSP is …

Brexit, the power of a word!

When initially coined, the word ‘Brexit’ made the whole experience sound like a bit of a jaunt supporters and demonstrators could get behind to oppose or promote their view with chants such as; ‘Brexit means Brexit’ ‘No to Brexit’ ‘Hard, Brexit’ ‘Soft Brexit’ Now, however, the word has started to become a boulder around all of our necks, every outlet …

Wow, what a week in politics!

I know I have said it previously, but I think this week warrants it again; “Wow what a week in politics.”  Theresa May had all her options taken away from her last week by MPs; Parliament refused to accept her deal – defeated by 149 Parliament, voted to include a clause that stopped her dropping out of the EU with …

The Irish Land Border

Hello it’s David with news on the Irish land border. Finally, some news from the UK government regarding how it is intended to maintain a soft Irish land border after Brexit.  Please see: avoiding-a-hard-border-in-northern-ireland-in-a-no-deal To the best of our understanding, only ‘Excise, Controlled and Licensed’ goods will require declaration to UK authorities at the border.  We understand no customs duty …

A Week in Review: ‘Rocked out of Complacency’

I have to say this week has rocked me out of complacency, I thought it had become obvious over the last few weeks that Theresa the Bruce was taking us towards a ‘Managed No Deal’ scenario probably after a short extension of article 50 maybe in May or June.  I wasn’t naïve enough to think that the votes we have …