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China’s Current Situation & Advice for Importers

As we are all aware, the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak, in China and elsewhere, is a developing situation causing concern and worry to many even if we are fortunate enough not to be immediately affected.It is becoming increasingly likely that the extension of the Chinese New Year shutdown into February will result in production and shipping delays for Chinese product.The following holiday extensions have been announced so far:Region/PortExpected Return to WorkShanghai10/02/2020Ningbo10/02/2020Suzhou10/02/2020Nanjing10/02/2020Chongqing03/02/2020Qingdao03/02/2020Lianyungang03/02/2020Zhengzhou03/02/2020Tianjin03/02/2020Dalian03/02/2020Xiamen10/02/2020Fuzhou10/02/2020Shenzhen10/02/2020Guangzhou10/02/2020Zhongshan10/02/2020Hong Kong29/01/2020Wuhanclosed till further noticeIt is…

Importing from the EU in a Post-Brexit UK

So, here we are, at the end of the “when are we leaving the EU?” saga. Last week, on the 31st January 2020 at 11pm the UK left the EU as a member and ‘Brexit’ was complete.But the conversation does not stop there.What does this mean for importing from the EU? What happens next? Well, Immediately, not a lot. The European Communities act was repealed on Friday, but then immediately reinstated and will remain for…

Brexit Update – Brexit Delayed

In news that is almost impossible to ignore, despite how much we may want to, Brexit has yet again been delayed, moving from 31/10/19 to a possible 31/01/20. The new date stands only as a possibility as, much like the last extension we received, the UK has the option to leave the EU sooner if it is able to agree internally how it intends to move forward. The finish line does feel like it is…

Brexit, Importing and Why You Should Register for TSP (Transitional Simplified Procedure)

You’re an importer and currently getting your goods from the EU, the EU being a vital part in your supply chain. I would imagine that you would want to keep that supply chain running smoothly as possible following a no-deal Brexit scenario? Who wouldn’t? Now, whether a no-deal Brexit is set to take place is anyone’s guess. The general consensus is swinging back and forth from being an almost certainty to 100% never going to…

Government Announces Extra Funding for Customs & Border Preparations For No-Deal BREXIT

GOT A BREXIT/FREIGHT QUESTION? ASK AWAY! Just press the button, pop in a few details and we will let you know how we can help! Click Here Chancellor Savid Javid has announced that an extra £2.1 Billion will be made available for preparations for a no- deal Brexit, part of which will go towards border and customs operations. With a very real potential of the UK departing from the EU with no-deal on 31/10/19, the…