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Brexit customs squeeze still on horizon

With supply chains currently concerned with coming out of the current lockdown of economies worldwide as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic it could be easy to overlook the impact of substantial changes to the flow of goods between the UK and EU member counties from next year. Speaking exclusively to Logistics Manager Paul Carroll​, general manager, UK customs at BluJay Solutions said: “We have known about frictionless borders for some...

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Brexit will mean checks on goods crossing Irish Sea, government admits

The government has privately conceded there will be post-Brexit checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea, months after Boris Johnson insisted there would be no such trade barriers. In a letter to the executive office in Stormont the government confirmed there would be border control posts in three ports, Belfast, Warrenpoint and Larne. Declan Kearney, one of the two junior ministers in the executive office, the regional equivalent of the Cabinet...

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Inceptua and Bendalis partner on 'Brexit-safe' clinical trial supply service

Inceptua and Bendalis partner on ‘Brexit-safe’ clinical trial supply service

By Nick Taylor Dec 4 2019 / Outsourcing-Pharma.com Inceptua Group and Bendalis join forces to supply generic cancer drugs for use in clinical trials. Bendalis is a German manufacturer of generic oncology medicines, including the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin and an off-patent version of Pfizer’s colon cancer drug Camptosar (irinotecan). Inceptua, formerly known as Multipharma, is a provider of clinical trial services, including study drug procurement. The companies have come...

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Boris Johnson‘s final Brexit gambit: UK to offer double border for four years to abolish backstop

Nov 26 2019/ Daily Stock Dish British negotiators will today provide the European Commission with a detailed proposal to abolish the backstop following weeks of demands for hard details from Europe. The plan, which was briefed to some EU capitals – but not Dublin – yesterday, is a departure from Theresa May‘s deal, which left the entire UK in a customs union with Europe until measures could be developed...

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Notice to exporters 2019/15: UK exporters fined for unlicensed exports

Notice to exporters 2019/15: UK exporters fined for unlicensed exports

By Department for International Trade Nov 12 2019 / GOV.UK Export Control Unit Between May and October 2019, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) issued compound penalties between £5,000 and £90,000 to 9 UK exporters. These related to unlicensed exports of dual use goods, military goods and related activity controlled by The Export Control Order 2008. HMRC have policy responsibility for enforcing export controls on strategic goods and sanctions, and...

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Business to business ‘No Deal’ Brexit advice

By Alex Claydon Oct 14 2019 / BDAILY NEWS An opinion piece on Brexit by Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, chief executive of Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Department for International Trade (DIT) exporter and a CBI regional councillor. Preparing to leave the European Union must currently be the number one priority for every UK business. It is one of the most challenging issues facing UK companies and there is still so...

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Many importers and exporters remain unprepared for ‘hard’ Brexit

By Will Waters Oct 22 2019 / Lloyd’s Loading List Many small to mid-sized (SME) import and export companies remain unprepared for a ‘hard’ or ‘no-deal’ Brexit at the end of this month and remain concerned that a disorderly Brexit could still happen despite apparent progress this month towards a possible UK-EU Brexit withdrawal agreement.  Andy Cliff, MD of Straightforward Consultancy – whose company manages the freight and customs...

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Netherlands: Starting 1 December 2019 Exporters Can Only be EU-Established Entities

By Erik Scheer, Mirko Marinc and Jaap Huenges Wajer Oct 22 2019 / Global Compliance News Baker Mckenzie The Dutch Custom Authorities have published a short communique on October 1, 2019 stating that as of December 1, 2019 only EU-established entities can be mentioned as exporter on the Dutch customs declaration for export. As a result, per December 1, 2019 only EU-established entities can formally act as exporter. This...

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Customs and trade

BREXIT BITE-SIZE Oct 18 2019 / GLOWLING WLG As we edge closer to the UK’s planned exit date from the EU, 31 October 2019, it’s crucial for importers and exporters to understand the potential customs implications for their businesses – whatever the outcome from this date. Here, we explore the key considerations for managing customs compliance risks and the practical steps to take as part of your Brexit planning....

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