DP World launches post-Brexit customs suite

DP World is introducing a range of technology to help customers cope with post-Brexit import and export challenges. The port operator says that the border requirements introduced in January 2021 led to confusion over what documentation was required for each journey and how to generate it, which resulted in incorrect paperwork being presented at port check-ins and longer waiting times. The next set of border requirements, for cargo movements from Europe to ... [+]

Brexit bureaucracy hits GB to Northern Ireland trade

Most aspects of Northern Ireland’s trade are working well – with the exception of movements from Great Britain to the province, Manufacturing NI chief executive Stephen Kelly told a session of the House of Commons International Trade Committee on 8 December. “GB suppliers were wholly unprepared to ship to Northern ... [+]

Business needs to get to grips with new rules of origin

With just one month until UK businesses have to demonstrate they are compliant with the new rules, which come into force on 1 January 2022, says accountancy network MHA.  Customs duty consultant Andrew Thurston warns that they risk financial penalties and damaging customer relationships unless they are fully compliant with ... [+]

Strong first year for Europa’s DDP service

Europa Group says that its Europa Flow Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) service has dispatched 75,000 consignments worth about £68m across 24 European Union (EU) countries since Brexit at the beginning of 2021. Over 5,000 customers are now signed up to the service . under which Europa completes the Export Declaration and ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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