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Imports from Russia and Belarus - Additional Duty Payments

Tue. 29 Mar 2022
The United Kingdom has introduced a requirement for additional duty payment for goods imported from Russia and Belarus. The additional duty amount is set to 35% on a number of goods originating from Russia and Belarus.

Lithium battery shippers: higher costs as airfreight rules change again

Fri. 25 Mar 2022
The Loadstar has reported that shippers of lithium batteries by air must prepare for changes to the regulations that become effective from 1 April.

DEFRA - Applying Groupage Models for EU-GB Imports from 1 July 2022

Tue. 22 Mar 2022
Ahead of the new import controls being introduced from July 2022, DEFRA have made available various resources around the groupage models that can be applied to consignments being imported from the European Union into Great Britain.

BIFA welcomes opportunity to consult on frontier issues

Tue. 22 Mar 2022
Midway through a 12-week government consultation, inviting comments on the Customs intermediary sector, the Simplified Customs Declaration Process (SCDP) and Transit facilitation, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to provide its views.

Updated Guidance For GB to EU Hauliers

Thu. 17 Mar 2022
HMRC have updated the guidance for haulage companies and commercial drivers transporting goods between Great Britain and the EU by RoRo freight.

UK Announces New Economic Sanctions Against Russia

Tue. 15 Mar 2022
The new sanctions will deny Russia and Belarus access to Most Favoured Nation tariffs for hundreds of their exports and ban UK exports of high-end luxury goods to both countries.

HMRC Updates Guidance On Sending Humanitarian Aid

Fri. 11 Mar 2022
Following our post last week, we wanted to update Members that HMRC has issued further legislation to make it simpler to move humanitarian aid from Great Britain to support those impacted by the Ukraine crisis.

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