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China-Europe rail freight hits the buffers as rocketing demand brings congestion

Wed. 22 Jul 2020
Record-breaking volumes have caused congestion and lengthy delays on China-Europe rail freight services.

Changes to VAT treatment of overseas goods sold to customers from 1 January 2021

Mon. 20 Jul 2020
This note gives information on the changes to VAT treatment of overseas goods sold to customers from 1 January 2021.

The Border with the European Union: Importing and Exporting Goods

Wed. 15 Jul 2020
On 14 July 2020 the Government issued its long-awaited Border Operating Model.

COVID compliance for Transit Shed Operators

Tue. 14 Jul 2020
Border Force Heathrow requests COVID premises security risk assessment for Transit Shed operators (TSOs).

Demand spike and blank sailings make US importers scramble for capacity

Tue. 14 Jul 2020
Just as their inbound flows are building up, US importers are facing tight capacity on the water, chiefly out of Asia.

Border Operating Model recognises the value of freight forwarders

Mon. 13 Jul 2020
Commenting on today's announcement by the UK government of the Border Operating Model that will take effect from the end of the Transition Period, the trade association for UK freight forwarders said it is keeping its fingers crossed that its members, the companies that manage cross-border trade between the UK and EU, will have enough time to make the necessary preparations to facilitate the revised arrangements.


Government announces £705 million investment for GB-EU border

Mon. 13 Jul 2020
The UK government has announced a £705 million funding package in 20/21 for border infrastructure, jobs and technology in an effort to ensure GB border systems are fully operational when the UK takes back control of its border after the end of the transition period.

TAPA and BSI collaboration to support growth of security standards certifications and drive digital innovation in the supply chain

Fri. 10 Jul 2020
The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has entered into a strategic partnership with the supply chain services and solutions division at BSI to support the digital transformation of its supply chain Security Standards audit processes and to increase its members’ access to new levels of risk management intelligence and incident data.

Up to £25m to help firms prepare for 'Irish Sea border'

Fri. 10 Jul 2020
The UK government is preparing to spend up to £25m to help companies deal with the new post-Brexit complications when trading between GB and NI.

Manston Airport granted development consent

Fri. 10 Jul 2020
Thursday 9 July 2020, the application for Manston Airport, near Ramsgate in Kent, has been given development consent by the Secretary of State for Transport.


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