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Latest news on freight and logisitics relevant to Velta

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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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