Category Archives: Customs

Digitisation of the Dangerous Goods supply chain

The international Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced advances for the implementation of the e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards. The e-DGD is an electronic approach to manage the IATA Dangerous Goods Declaration, leveraging industry initiatives to digitalise data and embrace data sharing platform principles. This aligns with and supports industry initiatives to modernise air cargo processes efficiently and share critical data among stakeholders that
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Additional Controls for Tianjin Imports

Importers may face increased scrutiny of products imported from the Tianjin area, affected by a nuclear blast last month. On 12 August, a chemical explosion occurred at the industrial centre named Bihhai New Area, where hazardous chemicals such as sodium cyanide were stored. The FDA in the US requires submission of documents of goods like human and animal food, human and animal drugs and
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Revival of Ports “up North”

With the South East being home to 2 large container ports large enough to house vessels, which are the length of four football pitches and the height of 14 double-decker buses, and now also home to the new Thames Gateway opening this year questions are being raised about the amount of road congestion and indeed costs involved with transporting goods hundreds of miles north
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London Gateway – Europes largest logistics park opening in UK

It has been almost three years since work began at the 1,500-acre site on the north bank of the River Thames which will become London Gateway. Work began by dredging and reclaiming land from the Thames Estuary to allow the world’s largest container ships to bring consumer goods closer to the point of consumption than existing major national deep water ports. London Gateway will
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How to Calculate Duty rates, taxes and VAT on your imports.

After receiving our great rates for your import whether via sea, air or courier, you proceed to make a booking with us, happy in the knowledge that your overheads are low and your profit margins are looking good…We remind you to take into account the friendly Tax Man who will be waiting patiently at customs for your goods to clear… Waiting to make sure
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The Rolling Sea!

We offer every solution here at Unipac Shipping for importing and exporting your goods via Sea. This is a great method of transportation for all different sizes of shipment, LCL (less than container load) FCL (full container load) the key is to make sure you have allowed yourself enough time, as depending on where your goods are coming in from or being sent to,
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Supporting you all the way!

As a dedicated UK customs broker, you can ensure that every care is taken to ensure your goods are correctly classified and ready for HM Customs. We will ensure the correct duty rate is applied where necessary. We have a deferment account in place so we are able to pay customs on your behalf, should you not be a regular importer/exporter. Please contact us
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The Open Road!

We have taken a large amount of Road Freight  bookings already this week. This is a great method of getting larger European shipments from A to B Today we have collected exhibition goods from Kent UK, they are making their way over to a trade show in Italy. Transit time will be up to 5 days,  we wish our client a succesful show!


Tip of the week – SIZE does matter!

We cannot stress enough the importance of providing the correct dimensions and weight of your goods. All prices for all shipments are calculated on the amount of space they take up and how much they weigh, if you get this wrong, you could be in for a nasty shock when your goods arrive. Always provide accurate, length, width and height and total weight


Bon Voyage

Leaving Shanghai today we have a large shipment of garden railway tracks and carriages! They will be coming in on vessel Zim Rotterdam, and the goods will arrive at UK port Felixstowe in 25 days. That’s not what we would call a slow boat from China!