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‘Cut red tape to boost exports’

A Leicestershire soft drinks manufacturer has told Liz Truss 'Make export easier, with less red tape and more support' The Secretary of State for International Trade, visited the family-owned company, based in Bottesford. The company is celebrating strong export growth ...Read More

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Fall in Olive Oil Exports Spain – UK Since Brexit

Exports of olive oil from Spain to the United Kingdom fell by 35 percent in January and February compared with the same period in 2020, according to Spain’s Union of Farmers and Livestock Unions. The statistics give the first analysis ...Read More

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Exports stable despite pandemic and Brexit

Export levels for West Midlands companies grew in the first quarter of this year despite disruption according to a new report. Twenty per cent of the businesses surveyed reported an increase in international sales compared with 17 percent the previous ...Read More

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Government help for post-Brexit exports

Following a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce, suggesting that exports from the UK are falling after Brexit, a Government spokesman said: “The Trade and Co-operation Agreement is the first free trade agreement the EU has ever reached based ...Read More

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EU adamant over food exports

The Northern Ireland Protocol under Brexit has affected trade in livestock, seed potatoes, seeds, plants and even machinery between Northern Ireland and Scotland – and there are few signs this will be solved easily or quickly. Reports suggests the EU ...Read More

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Exports to Finland fell by 23%, imports by up to 52% in January

Finland - United Kingdom trade decreased significantly at the end of the one-year transition period for Brexit in December. Finnish Customs figures suggest that companies exported 23 per cent less and imported 52 per cent less goods from the United ...Read More

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International CEOs see post Brexit UK as more attractive

A new poll of global CEOs suggest that the UK is a more important growth prospect now than it was before the split with the EU. A survey of 5,000 chief executives shows that 11% of CEOs selected the UK ...Read More

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EU make major vaccine exports despite domestic shortage

The European Union has allowed some 34 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine exports over the past weeks, according to figures published by the EU. There are still shortages at home as EU members continue to struggle to get the vaccine ...Read More

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Most freight through Ports on day after Brexit

One of Europe’s leading ferry companies has expressed their satisfaction about movement freight traffic on the first day post Brexit. A representative said that currently freight traffic is flowing well through ports across the UK and Ireland. All government customs ...Read More

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Cuxhaven port in Germany is navigating Brexit

Brexit will remain an unprecedented challenge for the North Sea port long after Britain’s newly agreed deal with the EU begins on January 1, because around 85 per cent of maritime freight to and from Cuxhaven involves the UK. This ...Read More

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Brexit rules to reduce casual imports of plants

Jersey horticulturalists are being reminded of new Brexit rules, which will make it more complicated to import plants into the island. From 1 January, you will not be allowed to import plants into the island without the correct paperwork, proving ...Read More

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No-Deal Brexit tariffs could ‘wipe out’ Scottish exports, expert warns

A No-Deal Brexit could cost Scotland’s food and drink sector £2 billion and risk business losses. The chief executive of Scotland Food and Drink, said that ongoing uncertainty over the UK’s future relationship with the EU means some businesses are ...Read More

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British bike companies fear cheap Chinese imports post Brexit

British bike companies are worried that they will be unable to compete with state-subsidised Chinese rivals if Brexit ends import tariffs on bikes from China. Increased competition in the UK market may be compounded by reduced access to the EU ...Read More

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Brexit and Latvian exports

Britain is the sixth-largest export market for Latvia; this year up to August goods and services exported to England were worth EUR 436 million, more than 5% of Latvia's total exports. Two-thirds of Latvia's exports to the United Kingdom are ...Read More

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Brexit checklist help for exports and imports

A UK consultancy has prepared a checklist for businesses which summarises some of the information from the Government: - Goods will be subject to customs procedures - Exports will be subject to duty and taxes at destination - Import/export documentation ...Read More

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Brexit: UK to reduce EU border checks

The government of the UK has indicated that HMRC will apply much less rigorous EU border checks on imports than initially planned, once the Brexit transition period finishes at the end of 2020. The Financial Times is reporting that Ministers ...Read More

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Free-to-use tools help navigate exports post-Brexit

The Department for International Trade has provided two digital tools for based businesses which export to the UK or export from the UK. The tools are available on gov.uk and give product-specific and country-specific information on tariffs, regulations and other ...Read More

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Brexit – new border controls for freight

The British Ports Association's New Year statement has outlined priorities for 2020. The EU Withdrawal Agreement will mean new border controls for freight operators, which will be a major challenge for parts of the UK logistics sector. BPA is anticipating ...Read More

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Britain says 88pc of imports to face no tariffs in event of no-deal Brexit

The UK Government has said that a revised import tariff regime would come into force if there is a no-deal Brexit. 88 per cent of total imports by value would be eligible for levy free access. Britain also said under ...Read More

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Whisky exports: new Scotland-Netherlands ferry possible

A Scottish company is discussing launching a new ferry line with a Dutch port Britain's potentially giving a speedy alternative route for Scottish exports such as whisky if Brexit causes initial customs delays. The ferry line is projected to run ...Read More

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HMRC no deal EU exit Guidance for Ro/Ro Ports and Eurotunnel

HMRC have published information to highlight changes at Roll-on Roll-off ports and Eurotunnel should the UK leave the EU without a deal on 12 April 2019. This information is relevant to organisations that import or export goods through roll-on, roll-off ...Read More

HMRC Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) – Day1 No-deal readiness

HMRC  announced on 22 March 2019 further details of new customs requirements, should the UK leave the EU without a deal. An extension of the date when the first supplementary customs declarations must be submitted, and any import duties must ...Read More

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Consumers criticise possible plans for Brexit tariffs on food imports

Consumer groups are strongly opposed to any tariffs being put on food coming into the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit, saying it increase prices, and send the wrong signals to other potential trading partners. The comments follow ...Read More

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Brexit: Farmers to prepare for changes to imports and exports

The government is urging farming businesses to prepare for changes to animal imports and exports in the event of a 'no-deal' Brexit. Defra has published new guidance to ensure import and export trade in animals, animal products, food and feed ...Read More

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Brexit may affect Bangladesh exports to UK

Bangladeshi exporters fear that UK demand for their may reduce due to uncertainty the Brexit outcome. Bangladesh's export growth to the UK has reduced in pace, to an increase of 3.16%, compared to 14.42% overall export growth for the whole ...Read More

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Export/import Customs declarations if No Deal Brexit

HMRC this week is sending out letters to VAT registered businesses who currently import and/or export goods with the EU. The letter gives advice on actions that must be taken immediately, and changes to prepare for if there is a ...Read More

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Brexit News for Logistics Institute

During a recent meeting at the Department of Transport, the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport were advised that the UK has successfully negotiated membership of the Common Transit Convention (CTC). This Convention allows traders to delay the processing of ...Read More

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Export or import of waste after Brexit

If there is a no deal Brexit, import/export licences issued by the UK would no longer be valid for shipments of waste to the 27 remaining EU countries, from the day the UK leaves. This means current approvals to ship ...Read More

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Export of controlled goods after Brexit

The Export Control Joint Unit is responsible for the UK’s system of export controls on various specialised goods such as military items, which are regulated through a system of export licensing. The export of many 'controlled items' within the EU ...Read More

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Logistics and transport after Brexit

Hauliers who currently carry export or import cargo to and from Europe may need to plan for alternative routes to move goods, according to the Government's Technical Notices published in August. They may need to use different modes of transport ...Read More

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Advice for imports and exports post Brexit

On 23 August the government published a series of technical notices giving guidance on preparing for exporting and importing if there is a 'no deal' Brexit. These Notices are primarily aimed at businesses who have previously traded only with the ...Read More

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Imports and Exports – new method of customs declarations

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs is phasing in a new Customs Declaration Service (CDS).   This is new technology, which replaces the existing Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system. The new system is already being used by ...Read More

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