Tag: Customs

The clock is ticking for importers as first Delayed Declarations deadline looms

UK importers who made the most of the Government’s Delayed Declarations scheme in January of this year, now have less than a month to complete customs. That’s the reminder from logistics specialist Rhenus UK, which is urging businesses to get their paperwork in order now so they don’t mis...

Pro Carrier teams up with Hurricane Commerce to ensure parcels flow smoothly through customs

Pro Carrier, the cross-border delivery business of DG International, is partnering with Hurricane Commerce to ensure its retail customers’ parcels flow smoothly through customs. The company has integrated Hurricane’s data enhancement Zephyr API and its Aura API, which supports on duty and ta...

UK Customs Solutions adopts ASM Sequoia Customs Clearance Software

Agency Sector Management (ASM) has welcomed back UK Customs Solutions as a user of its Sequoia Customs Clearance software. UK Customs Solutions has made the move back as it prepares for new trading conditions when the UK leaves the European Union (EU) on 31st December 2020. “We are returnin...

FedEx and Air Seychelles speed up customs clearance process

Air Seychelles - the official licensee of Federal Express in Seychelles - has recently introduced a brand new service to facilitate the customs clearance process for its customers. Launched earlier this month, the new service support customers with the creation and filing of a bill of entry dire...

BIFA expresses reservations over latest funding for customs training

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has expressed some reservations about the government’s announcement this week over funding for customs training. The government said it will allocate a further £16 million to help businesses train staff to make customs declarations, and to ...

BE-GATE customs platform launched in Belgium to speed up cross-border e-comerce

The BE-GATE customs platform has been launched in Belgium by stakeholders to accelerate and increase efficiency of customs clearance for cross-border e-commerce. The platform was developed on the initiative of the Belgian Customs and Excise Department and is supported by the ports of Antwerp and...

FTA: Government’s customs declaration is overdue

UK importers and exporters have called on the UK Government to prioritise the confirmation of the level of customs duty that will be payable on goods when they are imported into Britain - in the event of a No Deal Brexit, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA). The FTA said the gove...

Brexit no-deal would present huge challenges to logistics industry

As the UK and European Union (EU) set out their forward plans in preparation for a no-deal Brexit - the impact to the logistics sector if this is the decision taken by the UK Government is wide-ranging and complex, as detailed at a logistics conference yesterday. The Freight Transport Association...

BIFA welcomes HM Treasury funding for customs training

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed the news of an £8 million government funding scheme for customs intermediaries and traders. Grants have been made available for all customs intermediaries and traders completing customs declarations. The aim of the grants is to su...

ASM developing contingency plans to meet new Customs declaration service delay

Agency Sector Management (ASM) is working on contingency plans for businesses affected by the new UK’s Customs Declaration Service (CDS) in the wake of a full roll-out of the new system being delayed. CDS is due to replace the current Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system...

BIFA: UK plans for Customs detailed in national newspaper adds insult to injury

The trade association for UK freight forwarders has expressed its surprise at the recent report in the Times newspaper that the UK Government is planning to invest £8 million in customs training and automation to support the extra demand for Customs brokerage services in the event that the UK leave...

BIFA to head seminar on preparing businesses on new customs service

Three organisations will be running a series of seminars ahead of August's phased launch of the Customs Declaration System (CDS), the system set to completely replace the existing system for Customs declarations in the UK. Agency Sector Management (ASM), the British International Freight Associat...

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