Parcels firms ‘struggling to cope’ with new customs rules

Brexit delays and costs are escalating rapidly, warns the international courier services expert ParcelHero. The parcel comparison site says couriers and retailers are now struggling with the burden of customs clearances, with 20% of parcels and the same proportion of trucks being stopped at some ports.It said that after quiet first few days in January, border issues suddenly rocketed towards the end of last week (8 January), leading to many ... [+]

EU sellers set to shun Brexit Britain, says Parcelhero

The need for customs clearance next year will mean that many EU traders will stop selling direct to UK shoppers, while the cost of EU-UK deliveries is likely to rise – irrespective of whether there is a trade deal, says head of consumer research at wholesaler, ParcelHero, David Jinks. Brits should ... [+]

Northern Ireland plans are self-destruction, warns trade expert

The government’s controversial Internal Market Bill – which could overturn the Brexit Northern Ireland protocol is less an emergency button, more a self-destruct switch, says head of consumer research at parcel broker ParcelHero, David Jinks. The day before, Justice Secretary, Robert Buckland, defended the Government’s controversial Internal Market Bill on ... [+]

As you were, says parcels chief

ParcelHero’s head of consumer research, David Jinks says that traders should ignore the Government’s £100m advertising campaign on what exporters, couriers and everyone wishing to send items to the EU should do in the event of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October last year. “With a hard Brexit at least ... [+]

Traders can dream of a Brexit-free Christmas – updated

With a General Election agreed and Operation Yellowhammer knocked on the head, ParcelHero says parcel service companies and their customers no longer need worry about a Christmas Customs crisis. With 31st October the day the UK could have left the EU without a deal. Now, with Brexit on hold until, possibly ... [+]

Parcels expert dismisses Boris Brexit plan

ParcelHero head of consumer research, David Jinks has poured cold water on Prime Ministerial hopeful Boris Johnson’s  claim that article 24 of the Gatt agreement could allow free trade between the UK and the EU after a no-deal Brexit. He says that Article 24 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and ... [+]

Irish back door ‘could be quickest exit from Brexit Britain’

Head of consumer research for international courier comparison site ParcelHero, David Jinks told a conference that Ireland may well be the easiest route for couriers and hauliers into the EU following Brexit. He suggested to delegates at the CML (Core Management Logistics) Brexit Forum that, due to political pressure, the Irish ... [+]

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