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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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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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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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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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