Postponed VAT accounting

As of 1st January 2021- the end of Brexit transition period – VAT registered businesses that import goods into the UK from anywhere in the world can use a new system called Postponed VAT Accounting (PVA). This allows them to account for the VAT on their VAT return, rather than paying it on goods arrival in the country. If you are importing with us,
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Trade between UK and EU from 01.01.2021

As the Brexit transition period ends on 31/12/2020, this article focuses on requirements to move goods between the UK and the EU from 01/01/21. Even if there is a trade deal agreed, import and export customs documents will still be required.    UK to EU In order to move your shipments from the UK to the EU and to complete the export customs clearance documents
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Temporary closure of feeder services in South China announced

Due to serious shortage of containers in China in the recent months and Chinese New Year approaching, all feeder and barge companies in South China (PDR areas) plan to stop their service from 20th January till 21st February, 2021. PRD stands for Pearl River Delta and includes the port of Guangzhou, Foshan, Shunde, Shantou, Huizhou, Jiangmen, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Zhanjiang, Yunfu. The closing time for the feeder
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Delays at Felixstowe port

As a result of pre-Brexit piling and coronavirus pandemic, the congestion and delays at the port of Felixstowe continue to affect operations of logistic chains in the run-up to Christmas. The cargo volumes are greater than usual because the flow of goods into the UK was seriously disrupted during the spring lockdown. As a result of opening worldwide economies in the Northern Hemisphere over
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Amazon Freight Presentation

Over the recent years Amazon has become a frequent recipient of goods for further distribution in the UK. Many of our customers have been asking us to deliver their cargo to Amazon’s FBAs across the UK and Europe. We appreciate it can be a complicated process for many importers. In this handy guide we would like to make our customers aware of the basic
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Plans of full border controls with EU dropped by the government

Britain left the European Union in January but is currently in a Brexit transition period under which all EU rules apply until the end of 2020. The government plans announced in February, which meant a full border control both ways across the Channel from 1st January 2021, have just been dropped. It comes amid warnings of a shortfall in customs agents to deal with
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Duties and VAT waived on vital medical imports

NHS suppliers no longer have to pay customs duty and import VAT on specific medical goods coming from outside the EU, including ventilators, Coronavirus testing kits and protective clothing. The Chancellor has waived import taxes on medical equipment crucial to the fight against Coronavirus. The removal of the tariffs, which can be up to 12 per cent on the price of these goods, will
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China Port Operations – Coronavirus update – 7th Feb 2020

The current outbreak of the Coronavirus continues to cause disruption to shipments to and from mainland China. Many of the major shipping and air lines have suspended services due to port closures and lock-down of movement in and out of country. Different areas of China are affected to various degree, hence we have collected information from different branches as below for your reference. We
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EU transition period

After 31st January 2020 there will be a transition period until 31st December 2020, while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. The current rules on trade and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during transition period. If you move goods into or out of the EU, you must get an EORI number. You should also decide how you want
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Golden Week and its impact on freight shipping

Golden Week commences on October 1st with China’s National Day, commemorating the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1st, 1949. It is one of the most anticipated annual events on the calendar and the longest public holiday besides Chinese New Year. It is the time of travel and family gatherings. Unfortunately, as Golden Week falls during the peak season for global
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