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Customs expert gets ready for the Brexit rush

[ August 25, 2020   //   ]

The Customs Clearance Consortium (CCC) arm of logistics firm Oakland Invicta is creating 50 jobs to support its 24-hour UK and EU operations ahead of Brexit, which is expected to generate more than 200 million extra customs declarations a year.

CCC was launched by Oakland Invicta to address the shortage of customs brokers and demand has accelerated as businesses try to get to grips with the new processes coming into force on 1 January, once the UK has formally left the EU.

Oakland Invicta commercial director, Robert Hardy (pictured), who is also a Government advisor on customs and Brexit and a registered international trade expert with the EU Commission, commented: “The Consortium is excited to be recruiting an additional 50 staff to support our 24-hour, 7-day-a-week shift operation and recognising that most trucks move at night, we’re setting staffing levels accordingly.

“Understanding Customs is one thing but understanding how to apply those processes on the ground is a skill that takes years to refine.”