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By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 17th, May, 2022

July UK border controls delayed for 4th time

New import border controls, including on EU food products, due to begin in July, have been put back until the end of 2023, with the government suggesting it did not…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 28th, April, 2022

Empty container returns to NY-NJ impacted by import surge from Asia

High import volumes and traffic being diverted from the West Coast is increasing pressure on operations at the Port of New York and New Jersey, forcing additional limits on truckers…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 22nd, April, 2022

Asia market update; April

Even before Russia invaded Ukraine, there were signs of a softening of demand from European consumers starting to struggle with higher energy costs and other inflationary pressures and while freight…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 5th, April, 2022

HMRC migrating to new import declaration system

The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) will become the only UK customs platform when HMRC turns off the legacy CHIEF system and businesses importing goods into the UK will have to…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 29th, March, 2022

US importers prepare for West Coast disruption

Previous attempts by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to negotiate new contacts for their members have often been protracted and acrimonious, with the impact of 2015’s four-month labour…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 28th, March, 2022

Shanghai to lockdown for nine days

Manufacturing and cargo transport in Shanghai is expected to effectively halt, as the city goes into lockdown in two stages over the next nine days, starting with the eastern side…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 14th, March, 2022

COVID: China supply chain situation

The latest data suggests Hong Kong may have passed the peak of infections from the Omicron wave, but neighbouring Shenzen has just gone into lockdown and restrictions remain in place…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 4th, March, 2022

Ukraine Crisis – Supply chain impact

One week after Russia invaded its neighbour and it is becoming clear that the sanctions and embargoes imposed by the UK and other governments, will add further strain to international…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 23rd, February, 2022

BEaWARE of the Plastic Packaging Tax

From the 1st April this year, qualifying traders will be expected to pay tax on plastic packaging that they import or manufacture, with harsh penalties for those that fail to…

By Paul Kelly in News Posted: 21st, February, 2022

Consumers will pick up bill of new EU border checks

Post-Brexit border checks have been introduced in stages since last January and the latest, which come into force in July, may cost UK companies millions of pounds. Full checks and…

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