EU plan would scrap Ulster food checks – updated

The European Union has set out a plan under which most checks on food exports to Northern Ireland would be scrapped. The scheme would be dependent on robust data systems to ensure that the products stayed within the province and were not shipped over the border into Ireland or the rest of the EU. The offer comes as part of negotiations to solve problems caused by the Northern Ireland Protocol, the ... [+]

Brexit prompts JD Sports to open Dublin DC

JD Sports is to open a 65,000 sq ft warehouse near Dublin to handle its Irish business in the wake of Brexit, reports the BBC. The retailed says that goods imported from Asia now incur tariffs when they are distributed on from the UK to its stores across Europe. To deal with ... [+]

Traders’ woes mount in post-Brexit world

British Chambers of Commerce director of trade facilitation, Liam Smyth, says his members have suiffered additional costs in terms of both time and money, and many businesses had turned away from international trade as a result. He told witnesses at a House of Commons International Trade Committee enquiry on 11 February ... [+]

Palletforce maintains Europe links despite Brexit

EV Cargo’s Palletforce network said it was able to maintain its European services despite the ongoing post-Brexit challenges thanks to the support it has given to help members prepare. It set up a Brexit Taskforce, held online webinars and provided weekly Brexit Bulletin updates. Due to the nature of the mixed-load model, ... [+]

DPD restarts EU deliveries

Parcel delivery company DPD has restarted its European road services, which were temporarily halted because of Brexit-related problems. It said that the service became fully operational again from 06:00 on Saturday 16 January. The company said that following close co-operation with the Government on its New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) it ... [+]

Fifth of trucks turned away from Holyhead

The Welsh Government ssays that around 20% of HGVs had been turned away from Holyhead port since 1 January because they did not have the correct paperwork. With an increase in freight traffic expected, more could be turned away while forecasts from the UK Government have predicted between 40% and ... [+]

Brexit reality begins to bite

Problems with cross-Channel shipments in the first few days since Brexit, including week, parcel operator DPD’s temporary suspension of deliveries to the EU, are just the “tip of the iceberg”, according eCommerce trade expert Hurricane Commerce. Hurricane says that the issues caused by lack of complete and valid customs data and ... [+]

Happy New Year! BIFA publishes revised trading conditions

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has published a new version of its standard trading conditions (STCs), replacing the 2017 version. The latest edition has been produced as a consequence of the UK’s exit from the EU and reflects changes to direct/indirect representation with HMRC. The term “Customs Representative” is now ... [+]

EU and UK ‘close to reaching trade deal’

The EU and UK are close to agreeing a trade deal before the end of  Brexit transition, according to a number of press reports. Sources in Brussels and London believed that talks were coming to a successful conclusion. While a trade deal would not removed the need for customs declarations for ... [+]

Chartered plane to the rescue of Brexit Britain

Broker Air Charter Service has contracted a UK-registered BAe 146 freighter ahead of the end of Brexit transition on 31 December. The aircraft is the first of what ACS hopes to be a number of options that would ensure that it can continue to offer its clients competitive solutions during any ... [+]

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