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.
Oct 19, 2018Industry body, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) have released an update regarding the ongoing issues being experienced at UK Ports.
Aug 24, 2018The UK Government has published a new Export strategy in a bid to boost the UK’s position in international trade.
Aug 24, 2018US 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.
Aug 21, 2018International 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.
Jul 23, 2018The 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.
Jul 17, 2018
Operations at the port of Felixstowe continue to suffer issues following the implementation of a new operating system last month.
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.
Jul 4, 2018Issues continue to affect operations at Felixstowe Port following the introduction of a new operating system.
Jun 8, 2018
From 1st July the German Federal Government will apply truck toll to all federal trunk roads.
Jun 1, 2018To 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.
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.
May 9, 2018Please note, that due to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit, restrictions are to be placed on dangerous goods at Qingdao.
May 4, 2018Many British businesses are not preparing for changes to Customs procedures post Brexit, according to a recent survey.
Apr 19, 2018Imports 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.
Apr 18, 2018CMA 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.
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...
Apr 3, 2018Operations 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.
Mar 6, 2018Measures have been put in place by HMRC to cut down on illegal and undervalued goods, to protect the UK economy and genuine traders.
Feb 28, 2018Due to the adverse weather conditions our Witham office will be closing early today....
Feb 28, 2018Operations 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.
Feb 28, 2018Please 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.
Feb 22, 2018A 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.
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.
Jan 29, 2018At 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.
Jan 16, 2018The 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.
Jan 11, 2018International 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.
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.