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IMO2020 Emission Regulations

Oct 23, 2018

The IMO (International Maritime Organisation) has made a commitment to reduce sulphur emissions from shipping lines by 85% and will seek to achieve this through the introduction of the IMO2020 regulation, a sulphur cap on fuels.

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Latest update on the ongoing Port issues throughout the UK

Oct 19, 2018

Industry body, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) have released an update regarding the ongoing issues being experienced at UK Ports.

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UK Government 'Export Strategy' to support and connect businesses on the world stage

Aug 24, 2018

The UK Government has published a new Export strategy in a bid to boost the UK’s position in international trade.

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US-China trade war intensifies

Aug 24, 2018

US President Donald Trump's Administration has imposed tariffs against additional goods worth $16bn (£12.4bn) imported from China, which include tractors, motorcycles, fridges and ariels.

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New strategy launches to help increase UK exports

Aug 21, 2018

International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP, will set out a new strategy to increase UK exports through better use of our overseas network, new online tools and building an extensive business to business network.

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Latest update on Felixstowe Port issues

Jul 25, 2018

Following on from the ongoing issues at Felixstowe Port, the port operators, Hutchinson Ports, have released a further statement.

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European Union officials set for Washington visit amid EU - US trade disputes

Jul 23, 2018

The European Union’s trade commissioner and European Commission President are to visit Washington on Wednesday, where, it is hoped, discussions can help to ease the current transatlantic trade dispute.

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Ongoing issues at Felixstowe Port

Jul 17, 2018

Operations at the port of Felixstowe continue to suffer issues following the implementation of a new operating system last month.


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HMRC Custom Declaration Service to be implemented in three stages

Jul 12, 2018

HMRC are preparing for the launch of the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), which will replace the current CHIEF system (Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight) used for processing Customs declarations.

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Delays at Felixstowe Port continue

Jul 4, 2018

Issues continue to affect operations at Felixstowe Port following the introduction of a new operating system.

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Germany to extend truck toll system

Jun 8, 2018

From 1st July the German Federal Government will apply truck toll to all federal trunk roads.

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New tax duty guidelines for Australian imports

Jun 7, 2018

Australia is set to introduce new tax duty guidelines from 1st July 2018.

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China Customs Advanced Manifest (CCAM) regulation update

Jun 1, 2018

To improve the capability to detect suspicious shipments prior to their physical entrance into China, the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GAC) has made an adjustment to the manifest rules for all imports and exports for both sea and air shipments in the country.

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HMRC release compliance checklist for importers and exporters

May 24, 2018

If you are involved in the import or export of goods, it would be a good idea to refer to the checklist released by HMRC on Customs compliance checks. Doing so will help to ensure that you are aware of what information will be required from you, should you be subject to such checks.

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Temporary restrictions against dangerous goods at Qingdao

May 9, 2018

Please note, that due to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit, restrictions are to be placed on dangerous goods at Qingdao.

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British businesses lack post-Brexit preperations

May 4, 2018

Many British businesses are not preparing for changes to Customs procedures post Brexit, according to a recent survey.

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Imports from India - Qualifying for preferential tariffs

Apr 19, 2018

Imports from India are no longer required to be supported by completed GSP Forms A as evidence that the goods originate in India and as such, qualify for reduced rates of import duty into the EU.

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New deep sea port for Nigeria

Apr 18, 2018

CMA CGM Group has secured an agreement with the Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise (LPLE) to operate Nigeria’s first deep sea container terminal at Lekki Port, due for completion in 2020.

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The Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme - New HMRC legislation

Apr 12, 2018

Do you hold stock for sellers established outside of the UK, or are you looking to do so in the future?

Then you will need to be aware of new regulations being implemented in a bid to retrieve unpaid duties...

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ONE sets sail

Apr 3, 2018

Operations by Ocean Network Express (ONE) commenced on Sunday, as the new carrier – a result of the merger of three Japanese Shipping Carriers - launched their integrated shipping services on schedule.

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Customs cut down on Duty undervaluation fraud

Mar 6, 2018

Measures have been put in place by HMRC to cut down on illegal and undervalued goods, to protect the UK economy and genuine traders.

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Customer notice - Witham office

Feb 28, 2018

Due to the adverse weather conditions our Witham office will be closing early today....

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Gateway Port terminal operations resume

Feb 28, 2018

Operations at DP World London Gateway Port have resumed now that a clear-up of the terminal has been completed. Terminal staff have worked to clear snow from port equipment since the early hours of this morning following last night's heavy snow showers.

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Customer notice - Adverse weather conditions

Feb 28, 2018

Please note that due to the adverse weather conditions, the Ports of Felixstowe, Southampton and London Gateway are currently closed. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide you with updates as and when we receive details.

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Brexit - A planned transitional period

Feb 22, 2018

A proposed transition period will enable industries in the UK and EU to continue to access markets on current trade terms, including full access to all free trade agreements that the EU has.

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Customs Declaration Service - The new Customs declaration system from HMRC

Feb 21, 2018

A phased launch of the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is to begin in August 2018.

The CDS will replace HMRC’s existing CHIEF (Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight) system, used to process declarations required in the international movement of goods between the EU and non–EU countries.

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Record value for UK food & drink exports

Feb 12, 2018

Export of UK food and drink continued to soar last year, to a record value of over £22 billion in 2017.

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South Korea - A new direct service from Busan

Jan 29, 2018

At Velta, we’re excited about the forthcoming winter Olympics – And, with Korea in mind, we are equally as excited to be Championing a new direct LCL sea freight service from Busan to Felixstowe.

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Strong volume gains for Singapore in 2017

Jan 16, 2018

The port of Singapore recorded remarkable volume growth in 2017 as it benefitted from the continuing recovery of the global container trade, whilst withstanding the pressure from regional competitors for liner customers.

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UKEF boosts UK-India trade finance support

Jan 11, 2018

International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox this week met with the Indian Minister for Commerce and Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu, to discuss greater cooperation between the two countries and identify barriers to trade and investment that must be addressed in order to boost future prosperity.

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30 years of the Harmonised System

Jan 10, 2018

2018 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Harmonised System (HS), one of the most successful instruments developed by the World Customs Organization.


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