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Border Strategy consultation offers further recognition of the key role of freight forwarders in cross-border international trade

Thu. 23 Jul 2020
Noting the government’s launch of a consultation on its 2025 Border Strategy, the trade association for UK freight forwarders says that its extensive involvement with various government departments has highlighted the need for a thorough review of the way that the UK border operates.

2025 UK Border Strategy Public Consultation

Thu. 23 Jul 2020
A consultation to seek the views and expertise of stakeholders to help develop the 2025 UK Border Strategy.

Air freight revenues increased 20% in first half of 2020

Wed. 22 Jul 2020
Worldwide volumes contracted by more than 18% in H1, while the average prices rose by 48%, WorldACD reports, although pricing in June was down 21% compared with May.

Volatile ocean freight capacity set to continue for some months

Wed. 22 Jul 2020
Drewry analysis indicates carriers will continue their practice of tactical sailing cancellations for the foreseeable future, suggesting shippers and forwarders extend lead times in case of operational delays.

China-Europe rail freight hits the buffers as rocketing demand brings congestion

Wed. 22 Jul 2020
Record-breaking volumes have caused congestion and lengthy delays on China-Europe rail freight services.

Changes to VAT treatment of overseas goods sold to customers from 1 January 2021

Mon. 20 Jul 2020
This note gives information on the changes to VAT treatment of overseas goods sold to customers from 1 January 2021.

The Border with the European Union: Importing and Exporting Goods

Wed. 15 Jul 2020
On 14 July 2020 the Government issued its long-awaited Border Operating Model.

COVID compliance for Transit Shed Operators

Tue. 14 Jul 2020
Border Force Heathrow requests COVID premises security risk assessment for Transit Shed operators (TSOs).

Demand spike and blank sailings make US importers scramble for capacity

Tue. 14 Jul 2020
Just as their inbound flows are building up, US importers are facing tight capacity on the water, chiefly out of Asia.

Border Operating Model recognises the value of freight forwarders

Mon. 13 Jul 2020
Commenting on today's announcement by the UK government of the Border Operating Model that will take effect from the end of the Transition Period, the trade association for UK freight forwarders said it is keeping its fingers crossed that its members, the companies that manage cross-border trade between the UK and EU, will have enough time to make the necessary preparations to facilitate the revised arrangements.

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