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New EU Customs Regulation Ends VAT Exemption for under €22 Parcels

Following an amendment to Regulation (EU) 2015/2446 on EU customs rules, from 1 January 2021 it will be possible to declare goods up to €150 with a simplified customs declaration. The existing VAT exemption for goods up to 22 € will thus be abolished – the popular shipments from China with the label “Gift, 10$” will then be a thing of the past. Although all imports into the EU will...

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Bracing for Brexit: “Diverse and secure supply chain” is vital for mitigating no-deal difficulties, says Ulrick & Short

By Benjamin Ferrer Aug 6 2019 / foodingredientsfirst. UK-based ingredients manufacturer Ulrick & Short has underscored the need for a diversified supply chain in contingency planning for a potential “no-deal” Brexit. The company is currently investing in the construction of a Netherlands-based facility, which will act as a trading and technical base for EU customers in the event of a no-deal. An overall lack of clarity from government is...

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Brexit for business: what you can and cannot control

By Michelle Perry July 31 / RACOUTEUR The ongoing uncertainties surrounding Britain’s impending exit from the European Union have raised important questions for businesses trying to future-proof operations and supply chains, but some things are simply out of a decision-maker’s control… Can Control For more than three years, British business has faced creeping uncertainty as planned departure dates to exit the European Union pass by, the type of departure...

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Kerry Logistics forms Joint Venture with Spain’s National Postal Service Correos to Capitalise on China’s E-commerce Export Growth

Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; HKEx: 0636) is set to capitalise on the growing potential of China’s e-commerce exports by joining hands with Spain’s national postal service Sociedad Estatal de Correos y Telegrafos, S.A. (‘Correos’) to establish a joint venture (‘JV’) to provide end-to-end cross-border e-commerce solutions from China to worldwide destinations, in which Kerry Logistics holds a majority interest. Leveraging Kerry Logistics’ broad experience in origin sortation,...

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Maersk Launches Digital Customs Clearance

Shipping line Maersk has launched a digital customs clearance platform, to help customers deal with complex shipping regulations. It claims to be the first container shipping company to offer the service. By Steve Garnsey Various rules must be followed to ensure traded goods enter and exit a country legally. But if a delay occurs, the entire shipping plan is affected, causing increased expense such as storage costs and fines, resulting...

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Maersk Launches Online Digital Customs Clearance For Seven Countries in Europe

AP Moller – Maersk has launched a digital customs clearance platform for seven European countries, which claims to be an industry first, with an expand the system globally by year end. Marcus Hand Editor, Seatrade Maritime News As it seeks to streamline the trade processes around container shipping Maersk is taking customs clearance online – initially in the seven European countries of Germany, France, Denmark, The Netherlands, Poland, United...

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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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WiseTech Global adds Datafreight to its portfolio of acquisitions

OCT 17 2018 / Air Cargo News WiseTech Global has continued its worldwide buying spree with the acquisition of LSI Sigma Software (DataFreight), a leading provider of customs, freight forwarding and warehouse management software solutions in the UK. Headquartered in Southampton, DataFreight provides integrated logistics solutions, including HMRC customs software, specialist consultancy for UK customs compliance and freight forwarding solutions for all modes of transport, along with warehousing capabilities...

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