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Warehouse operators warn of storage as businesses stockpile for Brexit

Surge in demand for space in Dublin as firms seek to protect supplies in case of a disorderly UK exit Simon CarswellPublic Affairs Editor Michael Dixon, of Dixon Transport, in a warehouse full of goods because of Brexit. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill Warehouse operators have warned of potential shortage of storage space in Dublin as businesses stockpile for a possible no-deal Brexit fearing new tariffs and supply restrictions. Large firms exporting...

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Manila port congestion exacts heavy toll on Customs

FOR 15 years, Remedios Princesa’s work week was composed of five days. With the congestion of Manila’s port, however, Princesa no longer has a weekend. By BusinessMirror -March 28, 201972 By Samuel P. Medenilla, Rea Cu, Elijah Felice Rosales & Jovee Marie N. Dela Cruz | Reporters Princesa, adviser of the Bureau of Customs Employees Association (Bocea), and majority of the over 3,000 workers of the BOC are now on the...

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‘Drive-through’ Irish border post-Brexit possible, says BluJay

BluJay Solutions has partnered with Fujitsu to develop a technology solution to maintain an open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland while also enabling customs checks to be made by the UK and Irish Governments. 14 hours ago by Kirsty Adams No one wants to see border checks on the island of Ireland – BluJay and Fujitsu are taking practical steps to help ensure this does...

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Post Clearance Audits: Are you prepared enough?

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Preparing for an upcoming customs audit is one way to minimize, if not to avoid, the risk of having deficiency assessments. March 25, 2019 | 10:28 pm By Zhainey C. Apostol The recent issuance of the Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 1-2019 marks the beginning of the audit season for importers. As of Jan. 11, the Bureau of Customs (BoC) has...

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One-stop clearance smooth import, export path

Shanghai Customs has unified declaration and quarantine procedures of imported and exported goods  since August 1 last year. Ke Jiayun  17:28 UTC+8, 2019-03-19        Shanghai Customs has unified declaration and quarantine procedures of imported and exported goods  since August 1 last year. Shanghai Customs is striving for a better China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone with measures like unifying entry-exit and quarantine measures to provide one-stop services for companies and simplifying...

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Expanding customs brokerage business is a global initiative says Maersk

February 13, 2019 Nick Savvides Maersk said that it will be looking for more market opportunities to develop its customs brokerage business further, following the acquisition of Vandergrift Inc., which was announced yesterday, February 12. CREDIT: JIM ALLEN / FREIGHTWAVES Based in Denmark, Maersk is the world’s largest shipping company. It plans to transform itself from a quay-to-quay operation into a modern integrated supply chain, using new technology to...

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‘We’re going back in time’: Brexit and the customs broker

Companies not prepared for border checks, hoping Brexit will not happen, says broker Mon, Feb 18, 2019, 10:57 Simon Carswell Public Affairs Editor Gerard O’Hare, general manager of Beagan’s, which lies 6km from the Border and has been in business for 60 years. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson/The Irish Times Gerard O’Hare’s phoneline has been busy. As general manager of Beagan’s, the country’s largest independent customs broker, he and his staff...

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Maersk acquires US customs broker

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moeller-Maersk has completed its first acquisition this year by acquiring New Jersey-based customs broker Vandegrift to expand its service offerings in the logistics business. FEBRUARY 13TH, 2019   JASON JIANG Danish shipping giant A.P. Moeller-Maersk has completed its first acquisition this year by acquiring New Jersey-based customs broker Vandegrift to expand its service offerings in the logistics business. Maersk said it believes customs house brokerage is...

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5,000 Containers Trapped at Ports as Customs Bans Third-party Clearance

The big stick wielded by the high command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) over the unwholesome practice of ‘third-party’ clearance by freight forwarders has started to take its toll on clearance procedures as over 5,000 containers caught in the web of this practice are presently trapped at the ports, THISDAY has learnt. January 24, 2019 8:00 am Eromosele Abiodun Third party clearance is a situation where a licensed...

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The Benefits of Using A Customs Broker

The task of physically transporting goods across international borders is relatively straightforward in most cases. Ensuring the correct customs documentation is in place can be much more complex. Aside from reducing possible delays at customs border points, having the necessary customs clearance formalities covered is a strict legal requirement, and there are often very different rules on either side of the border, or either end of the international transit...

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