Continued strikes at Port of Bilbao

Further to our recent updates regarding the ongoing industrial strikes , it is now clear they will continue at the Port of Bilbao after the Dockers Union advised that the strike action will carry on until 9th November 2020. We have been advised that talks are continuing between all the parties to try to find a resolution but to date no agreement has been reached. This week we will face further disruption in the Northern Spain due…

Strikes in Southern Europe

Spain The stevedores in Bilbao has called for multiple days of strike action during the month of October. Workers in the port cargo handling services are to stop performing their activities between the 9th and 25th October. There are talks of the strikes to be extended further until the 9th of November or even until Christmas. The strikes have so far caused a disruption to most of the services sailing out of Bilbao port with…

Anti-Dumping Duty & The New UK Global Trade Tariff

Following from our message recently regarding the UK Global Trade Tariff that is set to be implemented from 1st January 2021, we want to expand a bit further on ADD (Anti-Dumping Duty) and how the UK Global Trade Tariff impacts this.What is ADD (Anti-Dumping Duty)?ADD is a form of taxation placed on imports that pose a risk to local trade and economies. The EU currently has around 100 anti-dumping measures in place on imported products…

UK Global Trade Tariff 2021

First and foremost, we hope that anyone reading this is keeping healthy and safe amidst everything going on in the world at the moment. The COVID-19 crisis has become all that anyone can think about and it becomes very easy to lose sight of other matters that may affect us on the very near horizon. As it currently stands, all the Brexit dates and deadlines are proceeding as originally planned and The Government has announced…

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 The European Communities act was repealed on Friday, but then immediately reinstated and will…