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FTAI partners with Declaron to offer Ireland-Britain customs service 202

FTAI partners with Declaron to offer Ireland-Britain customs service 202

24th September 2020 – Access to sufficient numbers of expert Customs agents and brokers will be critical to the continued free flow of goods between Ireland and Britain, once the Brexit transition period comes to end on 31 December 2020, according to Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI), the business group representing the Irish logistics sector. To help Irish businesses manage the new customs clearance processes, the FTAI has launched...

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GOVERNMENT BLAMES HAULIERS FOR BREXIT CHAOS

GOVERNMENT BLAMES HAULIERS FOR BREXIT CHAOS

23rd September 2020 – London, UK: The British government is deflecting blame for its customs failures onto the haulage industry. Hauliers say they are being “fitted up” for the inevitable disruption caused by poor government Brexit choices, systems unready to handle customs clearance, and a failure to extend the Brexit transition period. The leaked letter, from Michael Gove, chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and the minister responsible for...

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Dealing with customs declarations key to avoid being overwhelmed by Brexit

Dealing with customs declarations key to avoid being overwhelmed by Brexit

20th September 2020 – Regardless of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, our trading relationship with the UK will change fundamentally and irrevocably on January 1. While the Brexit process may have been plagued with uncertainty up until now, the only absolute certainty in relation to the trading relationship is that moving goods to, from, or through the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) will require a customs declaration from January...

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NEW ONLINE PORTAL TO ASSIST IRISH BUSINESSES WITH CUSTOMS CLEARANCE DOCUMENTATION, POST-BREXIT

NEW ONLINE PORTAL TO ASSIST IRISH BUSINESSES WITH CUSTOMS CLEARANCE DOCUMENTATION, POST-BREXIT

18th September 2020 Business advisors BDO and Fexco today announced the launch of a new customs clearance service, Declaron, to assist Irish businesses in managing the substantial increase in customs clearance documentation, which will take effect from January 1st, 2021, post-Brexit.  The new online customs clearance service will provide 24/7 status updates on declarations and will help customers save time on document preparation. Records for all traded goods declared...

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WORRIED ABOUT BREXIT TRADING UNKNOWNS? HERE’S HOW ADDRESSING THE KNOWN KNOWNS CAN REALLY HELP

WORRIED ABOUT BREXIT TRADING UNKNOWNS? HERE’S HOW ADDRESSING THE KNOWN KNOWNS CAN REALLY HELP

18th September 2020 As the famous quote goes ‘there are known knowns, known unknowns and also unknown unknowns’. This very much applies to the current Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU; we know there are red lines on both sides, though the outcomes are still unknown. What is clear to me and my company is that businesses must prepare for every eventuality, and start right now, if...

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No-deal Brexit looms as UK-EU trade tensions grow

No-deal Brexit looms as UK-EU trade tensions grow

17 September 2020 – Fears of a damaging no-deal Brexit are mounting following the latest fallout between Westminster and Brussels over future trading arrangements from 1 January 2021. The row revolves around attempts by the UK to overrule parts of the Withdrawal Agreement it signed with the European Union a year ago, providing for an open border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in the event of...

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Former Transport Secretary Chris Grayling lands £100,000 job with large UK port operator

Former Transport Secretary Chris Grayling lands £100,000 job with large UK port operator

17th September 2020 – Conservative MP and former Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has been given a role advising Hutchinson Ports – the operator for Harwich, Felixstowe and London Thamesport – attracting a six-figure salary.  Grayling – famed for having once given a ferry contract to a company that possessed no ships – will work seven hours a week for a year for the company, the BBC reports.  Perceived risk The watchdog assessing potential conflicts of interests when MPs land extra-parliamentary work admitted there was a “perceived risk” that...

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Descartes: UK Business ill-prepared for post-Brexit Customs Complexity

Descartes: UK Business ill-prepared for post-Brexit Customs Complexity

17th Sep 2020 – UK Business ill-prepared for post-Brexit Customs Complexity 2020 was meant to be the year of ‘Brexit Preparation’. When the UK left the EU on January 1st 2020, firms involved in trade with the EU were set to spend 12 months on robust planning, maximising the 12 month Brexit transition period to understand the new trade and customs requirements. The transition period provided time to put in place...

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'Alternative to Irish backstop' consultant in line for £200m contract

‘Alternative to Irish backstop’ consultant in line for £200m contract

16th September 2020 – © AFP/Getty Former Washington lobbyist Shanker Singham has been described as the ‘Brexiteers’ brain’. A consultant who had a leading role in the campaign for an alternative to Theresa May’s Irish border “backstop” is in the running for all or part of a £200m government contract related to the post-Brexit checks down the Irish sea. Shanker Singham, one of the main proponents of the so-called “alternative...

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Brexit: UK firms 'under-prepared' for new EU trading rules

Brexit: UK firms ‘under-prepared’ for new EU trading rules

9 September 2020  The lack of preparedness among firms for changes to the UK’s trading rules with the EU in January is “concerning”, a top business group has said. Research by the British Chambers of Commerce suggests many have not taken key steps to prepare for life outside the EU single market and customs union. It blamed the coronavirus pandemic and “inconsistent” government messaging. The government said it would...

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