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The UK government is in the process of phasing out the existing customs platform (CHIEF) with the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS). The new system will be the UK’s only single customs platform from 1st April 2023.
On Tuesday, the UK formally announced plans to unilaterally change the terms of the Protocol by introducing so-called “green” lanes for goods that are intended to remain within Northern Ireland and “red” lanes for goods destined for the EU. In theory, such a system...
December 2021 Update from the UK and Ireland’s Leading Independent Customs Agent As we approach the end of a tumultuous year, we have noticed that trade has been calmer in the second half of 2021. Most businesses adapted to the changes which occurred on 1st January...
September’s announcement by the UK to delay the imposition of checks and controls on goods entering the UK has been described by the UK government as a “pragmatic” new timetable
It has been a busy summer for the team at Easy Customs and in between holidays and annual leave our team have been preparing diligently for the changes coming down the tracks in October 2021 and January 2022 in terms of UK requirements. We wanted to give an update of things now and also to summarise the changes coming below.
Many exporters, especially beginners, assume that freight forwarders and customs brokers are two names for the same thing. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Freight forwarders are defined as experts connected within the supply chain who concentrate on the logistics and physical transportation of cargo.
We are now well into February and we at Easy Customs are delighted to report that the team at Easy Customs have been working hard to ensure that all of our customers goods are moving smoothly.
Customs Clearance Agency, Easy Customs, has a fantastic opportunity for a full time Customs Consultant to join our vibrant team. We are open to both experienced and less experienced candidates. This is an opportunity to get in early to a growing business where the candidate will be able to grow with the business.
There is a misconception out there for many that an EU/UK deal will mean that customs declarations will not be needed. Unfortunately, this is not the case. A deal or agreement will only mean that customs duties will not be payable. However, even in the deal scenario other customs requirements will be a reality.
Customs Clearance vs Freight Forwarding
We are specialist independent customs clearance agents and do not engage in freight forwarding services. Want to know the difference between the two?