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Nijmegen to be Palletways EU entry-point

[ December 10, 2020   //   ]

Palletways has designated its Nijmegen hub in the Netherlands as a key entry points to mainland Europe at the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December. The hub, close to the German border is now licensed through the Imperial Group to carry out import and export clearance for goods coming into and leaving Europe. All Hub employees have received in-depth customs training.

Since the UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016, the Palletways network has been creating strategic import and export customs clearance sites to avoid delays to shipments.

Rob Gittins, managing director of Palletways UK, said: “We’re confident we have the infrastructure, expertise and local knowledge in place to guide our members and customers through this period of change. The Nijmegen hub was selected for its strategically close location to the UK mainland and for its access to central and Eastern Europe, as well as the in-depth customs knowledge.”

Palletways has also offered certified and fully accredited training for its 115 members in the UK in partnership with the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. Digitally delivered, it covered export and import terminology and processes including sanctions and embargoes, terms and documents and the implications for trade and how to understand commodity codes and customs procedures.