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Government funding for customs training announced

Sep 4, 2019 10:17:12 AM / by Steve Cock posted in Brexit, Customs, UK Customs Academy

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The £16 Million funding measure announced by HM Treasury yesterday will allow large numbers of industry professionals to freely obtain the qualifications offered by the UK Customs Academy. Don't miss this opportunity to prepare for Brexit.

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How to replace the backstop?

Aug 30, 2019 1:38:38 PM / by Lars Karlsson posted in Brexit, Backstop

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We all know that PM Boris Johnson has ruled out the current Withdrawal Agreement due to the backstop and many people are saying that no alternative to the backstop has been presented. This is not correct.

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Introducing the UK Customs Academy

Aug 26, 2019 3:53:27 PM / by Steve Cock posted in Brexit, Customs, UK Customs Academy, Preparations

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In these turbulent Brexit times, the new UK Customs Academy offers a unique opportunity to prepare for the future trading environment. Sign up for the webinar on September 5 and learn how the UK Customs Academy can help you to increase your knowledge of customs and international trade.

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How to handle the Irish Border Challenge and manage post-Brexit UK-EU borders

Aug 23, 2019 11:48:22 AM / by Lars Karlsson posted in Brexit, Customs, Logistics, Trade, Supply Chain, Ireland, Smart Borders

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A major focus of No-Deal Brexit is how the border formalities can be solved on the island of Ireland as well as the volumes of goods going between UK and EU and passing through the English Channel on ro-ro or via the Eurotunnel. For a long period of time there were even discussions and different opinions around if there would be border procedures or not. For the professional Customs and Border community this has always been obvious – when a country leaves a Customs Union and a Customs territory there will be a customs border. When a Customs border appears, border formalities are necessary in line with the international trade legal framework.   

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Up to 10 ‘free ports’ to open across UK after Brexit

Aug 21, 2019 2:43:35 PM / by Lars Karlsson posted in Brexit, Customs, Logistics, Trade, Free port

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Up to 10 ‘free ports’ to open across UK after Brexit under new government plans. Will it be successful? Yes, it could become a real success.

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Preparing for No-Deal Brexit

Aug 20, 2019 11:30:39 AM / by Lars Karlsson posted in Brexit, Customs, Trade, UCC, Preparations

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We are quickly approaching the October 31st when United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union if a deal is not in place before that date.

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Is Brexit Another Y2K?

Aug 16, 2019 10:27:02 AM / by Steve Cock posted in Brexit, Customs, UK Customs Academy, Logistics, Trade, Supply Chain

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For many businesses, Brexit appears to be a problem with no solution. Every fact is contested. Opinion is everywhere. Uncertainty is rife. This type of ambiguity is almost impossible to deal with in a professional manner. Should we prepare for the end of the world on 31st October, or will the whole thing pass us by with barely a ripple – a damp squib; a storm in a teacup?

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