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Brexit was here

Oct 31, 2019 10:13:00 AM / by Lars Karlsson posted in Brexit

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Another Brexit Day is here. There will likely be more, at least one.

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There is a new Brexit Deal and the Withdrawal Agreement has passed a second reading in the UK Parliament

Oct 25, 2019 8:19:16 AM / by Lars Karlsson posted in Brexit, Customs, Logistics, Trade, Supply Chain, Ireland, Backstop

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Last week Prime Minister Boris Johnson on behalf of UK Government agreed a new Brexit Withdrawal Agreement (WA) with the European Union. This meant that Boris Johnson actually got the EU to open the previous WA, to change the agreement and to remove the backstop – all things that previously was said impossible to do.

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The Brexit Deal is about Customs – A short story about eggs

Oct 11, 2019 1:45:05 PM / by Lars Karlsson posted in Brexit, Customs, Ireland

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Friday 10 October, 20 days to Brexit.

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Brexit: With 27 days to go, is a deal possible?

Oct 4, 2019 9:51:59 AM / by Lars Karlsson posted in Brexit, Customs, Logistics, Trade, Preparations

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What does Boris Johnson's proposal mean from a Customs perspective?

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UK Customs Academy is a landmark capacity building institution showing the way to the future

Sep 20, 2019 8:12:50 AM / by Lars Karlsson posted in Brexit, Customs, UK Customs Academy, Trade, Preparations, Training, HMRC

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On Wednesday September 18th UK Government, the Treasury (FST) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officially launched the UK Customs Academy at an event at the House of Commons in Westminister, London.

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3 steps to prepare for Brexit

Sep 17, 2019 3:34:38 PM / by Steve Cock posted in Brexit, Customs, UK Customs Academy, Trade, Declarations, VAT, Transitional Simplified Procedures

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A lot of people ask me how companies should prepare for Brexit. There is no simple answer to this, of course, but I usually suggest that they start taking the following actions.

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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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