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UK Trade with EU Remains Strong post Brexit

The United Kingdom (U.K.) is the fifth largest importer by value of agricultural products in the world. The U.K. has a limited capacity to produce agricul...
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Posted on December 4, 2023

Fortnum & Mason will resume exports to Europe

The landmark Piccadilly store Fortnum & Mason aims to resume exports to Europe in summer 2023. The luxury department store experienced customs difficul...
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Posted on January 23, 2023

Record Exports to Ireland despite post Brexit trade difficulties

UK exports of goods to Ireland have posted consecutive monthly records in June and July of 2022, despite complaints about post BRexit barriers to trade. ...
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Posted on October 17, 2022

Canadian and Dutch imports replace British post Brexit

Ireland has replaced food, steel and fertiliser imports previously supplied by Britian with imports from other countries. There was a 36pc drop in British...
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Posted on May 27, 2022

UK delays food checks on EU imports

The U.K. will postpone checks on food and fresh product imports from the EU until the end of 2023. The government has announced amendments to the post Bre...
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Posted on April 29, 2022

Delays damaging fresh produce exports

Food producers in Britain warned that perishable goods exports were losing their value because congestion around the port of Dover caused by disruption to ...
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Posted on April 11, 2022

Portuguese exports to UK fall: imports attract higher tariffs

Portugal’s economy minister has spoken about the effecrts of Brexit on Portugal. He said “Some exports have been very adversely affected,” he sai...
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Posted on February 4, 2022

UK air cargo

In 2021 sea shipping disruption caused many companies to utilise air freight as a quick and reliable way to transport goods. Air freight prices rose to two...
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Posted on January 3, 2022

Prosecco exports to UK drop – industry blames Brexit

The number of bottles of prosecco exported to Britain fell by about nine per cent. According to wine industry opinion, one cause was 'red tape' caused by B...
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Posted on July 18, 2021

UK Government bans EU seed potato imports

From 1 July it will be illegal to import seed potatoes into the UK from the EU.  This is a reciprocal ban, as the EU had already banned imports from the U...
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Posted on July 13, 2021

UK meat exports to Asia

The Far East is helping the UK's red meat export industry as the sector copes with Brexit changes and the COVID-19 pandemic. Red meat exports from the U...
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Posted on May 17, 2021

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...
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Posted on May 11, 2021

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 busi...
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Posted on May 5, 2021

Boosting exports outside the EU

A financial solutions specialist has said that "the UK’s trade deal agenda post-Brexit provides a promising opportunity to explore export opportunities b...
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Posted on April 16, 2021

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 ...
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Posted on April 10, 2021

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 Sc...
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Posted on April 7, 2021

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 ...
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Posted on March 11, 2021

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 ar...
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Posted on March 10, 2021

Butternut squash from Ukraine exports to Europe and Middle East

Ukraine has been actively developing exports of its fresh butternut squash. Its main export market is the UK. Despite Brexit, in 2020 Ukraine was able to ...
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Posted on February 18, 2021

Shipping trailers unaccompanied to Europe

Increasing numbers of haulage companies are shipping goods on unaccompanied trailers. Ports on the western Channel in France, the UK and Ireland are set-up...
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Posted on February 8, 2021

Ireland freight imports moving via NI

Freight drivers are bringing imports into the Irish State from Britain through Northern Ireland, in order to avoid the Brexit customs and regulatory proced...
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Posted on January 12, 2021

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 representativ...
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Posted on January 4, 2021

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 arou...
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Posted on December 31, 2020

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, yo...
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Posted on December 30, 2020

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 ...
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Posted on December 12, 2020

Irish exports rise

Irish goods exports has risen by 8 per cent in value to €122 billion so far this year. This was led by exports of medical and pharmaceutical products, w...
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Posted on November 11, 2020

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 ...
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Posted on October 30, 2020

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 ...
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Posted on August 10, 2020

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 transiti...
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Posted on June 12, 2020

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 a...
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Posted on February 4, 2020

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 freig...
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Posted on January 12, 2020

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 wo...
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Posted on October 9, 2019

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 ...
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Posted on August 27, 2019

NZ wine exports on track for another good year

Wine exports are expected to exceed growth forecasts for the 2019 export year, according to a recently released report. Modest growth for New Zealand wi...
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Posted on May 7, 2019

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 whe...
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Posted on April 2, 2019

Freight Transport Group want Brexit contingency plans

Freight Transport Association Ireland is asking the government to advance and clearly communicate contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit. Speaking on th...
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Posted on March 9, 2019

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 s...
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Posted on March 2, 2019

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 n...
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Posted on February 22, 2019

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 ...
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Posted on February 8, 2019

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...
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Posted on February 5, 2019

Exports help factories to bounce back

Orders from factories in Great Britain increased for a second month in a row in December, as they recovered from a sharp slowdown in October. Manufacturers...
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Posted on December 28, 2018

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 negot...
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Posted on December 27, 2018

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, fro...
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Posted on December 3, 2018

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 regula...
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Posted on December 2, 2018

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...
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Posted on December 1, 2018

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...
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Posted on November 29, 2018

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 Han...
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Posted on November 27, 2018
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