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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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200 administrative procedures connected to National Single Window

200 administrative procedures connected to National Single Window

23rd September 2020 – NDO – By the end of August 2020, there were 200 administrative procedures of 13 ministries and sectors connected to the National Single Window, an increase of 12 procedures compared to 2019, featuring over 3.2 million records and 40,000 enterprises. The statistics were announced at a meeting of the National Steering Committee for the ASEAN Single Window (ASW), National Single Window (NSW) and Trade Facilitation...

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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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New scheme aims to speed up trade flows in Asean

New scheme aims to speed up trade flows in Asean

21st September 2020 – Initiative lets certified exporters self-certify origin of goods, saving companies time and costs Starting yesterday, companies such as DIP Investments, which produces and exports surgical masks, will benefit from a scheme that aims to facilitate trade in Asean. They will not have to apply to the authorities for a hard-copy certificate that verifies the origin of their goods. Instead, as part of the new Asean-wide...

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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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Thailand prohibits Myanmar drivers from entering at border

Thailand prohibits Myanmar drivers from entering at border

20th September 2020 – Only Thai or Myanmar drivers living in Thailand will be allowed to cross the border. “Trucks and drivers from Thailand will be allowed to enter. If the vehicle and driver are from Tachileik on the Myanmar side, the driver has to switch shifts with a Thai driver before the vehicle is allowed to pass into Thailand. Myanmar residents are not allowed to pass the border,”...

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How Oneport 365 facilitates trade through technology

How Oneport 365 facilitates trade through technology

20th September 2020 – To grow the volume of non-oil export from Nigeria requires investment in logistics infrastructure, which is currently in short supply. However, logistics firms such as Oneport 365 are doing extraordinary things to ensure the country takes its rightful place in export business. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) recent statistics show that the value of export trade in the first quarter of 2020 stood at...

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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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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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