Trade Deals Around the World: March Edition 2023
Trade Deals Around the World is our periodic update, giving you a quick and easy overview of what has happened in the many trade deal negotiations worldwide.
We focus on the European Union and the United Kingdom and watch China and the United States. We look back at February and focus on trade deals only in this update.
How the Windsor Agreement changes the Northern Ireland Protocol
After two years of tense negotiations, the UK and EU have agreed an amendment to the Northern Ireland Protocol – pending official approval. Find out more about the Windsor Agreement in this article.
Teamwork in Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands
Within this client case study, we outline how Customs Support provided an existing client, with full-service solutions to their operations in Belgium, Germany, and The Netherlands. With a focus on compliance in a global landscape.
Connected Customs: the benefits of end-to-end customs clearance
Are you an importer or exporter? Does your movement use the GVMS system, a T1 form, or maybe you are dealing with continuously ambiguous circumstances for trading between two countries – such as between the UK and the Republic of Ireland? Having a customs agent that looks after your declarations at both origin and destination saves you hassle. Here is how you can benefit from end-to-end customs clearance services:
The Intent of the Brexit Freedoms Bill
Proposed by parliament in January 2022, The Brexit Freedoms Bill was first brought about to “get Brexit done” by targeting EU laws within the UK.
HMRC Abandons the Inland Border Facility Project at Dover
Following the cancellation of more EU import controls in July, HMRC has halted the building of an inland border facility off the A1 in Dover.
Next Phase of Border Operating Model Delayed Until End of 2023
The Border Operating Model is the phased approach the British Government uses to implement border controls between the European Union and the United Kingdom now that the UK has left the EU. The first phase went live on January 1st, 2021. The second phase was postponed already before but has now been further delayed again.
Brexit Update: Companies Still Struggling With GVMS
Many companies are struggling with the new GVMS system that went live in the United Kingdom on 1 January 2022.
Brexit: Upcoming Changes in Border Control in the United Kingdom
Since Brexit started, there has been no change in how companies in the European Union should handle importing goods from the United Kingdom. The European Union opted for complete border control from the immediate start of Brexit. The British Government chose a phased approach for companies exporting from the United Kingdom or importing into the United Kingdom.
How to increase the efficiency of your logistics operation
There are different ways in which companies can drive down cost. One of them is increasing your loads to minimize empty kilometres. Another way is to benefit from the knowledge of customs specialists from Customs Support. Both companies will help you tackle inefficient logistics and waiting times at borders.