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Category: Customs

Keeping your exports compliant and penalty free

Export control legislation requires the exporter to consider whether they need an export licence and failure to obtain a licence, or observe its terms is a criminal offence. Firearms, ammunition and linked components are subject to export controls, but so too…

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HMRC chase 200K traders to move to new customs platform

From the 1st October, HMRC is moving from its legacy CHIEF platform to the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), which will NOT accept import declarations for traders that have not registered. The customs handling of import and export freight system…

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Government announce Safety and Security easements

The government has announced a series of  Safety & Security easements, that will take effect from this Friday the 1st July 2022. The government said that the move would support traders, hauliers and carriers and improve the flow of goods…

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Importers need to take action; HMRC’s new declaration system

After 30 years, HMRC is replacing its customs declaration service, CHIEF, in the summer and action is required by importers ahead of its launch. (more…)

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Full EU import controls delayed till end 2023

While the EU introduced full border controls on goods from GB in January 2021, the UK has phased in EU import controls, and the latest import controls due in July 2022, have been deferred for the 4th time. What does…

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UK border changes see trucks delayed for days

Changes to the operation of the EU/UK border came into force on the 1st January 2022, with the full customs clearance of imports from the EU, but the crashing of HMRC’s new IT system left trucks stranded at Calais for…

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1st January 2022: Critical UK border changes

On the 1st January 2022 the UK is imposing full border controls, which means that HMRC will require customs declarations to permit shipments from the EU across the border, yet there are indications that many traders and hauliers are not…

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Importers missing out on cashflow benefit

Postponed VAT Accounting (PVA) was devised ahead of Brexit, to avoid the negative cash flow impact of an additional VAT bill at the EU/UK border, but the simplification is not limited EU shipments and offers potential cost savings and cashflow…

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