Importers Subsidising Shortfall In The Common User Charge (CUC)


The Common User Charge In our last article we explained the introduction of new controls on High, Medium and Low risk products of animal & plant origin goods entering the UK. We also explained that some products will have a Common User Charge (CUC) applied and sicussed the running costs of Border Control Posts. Already […]

Checkmate – Port Operators And Importers Dread New Brexit Border Checks


what’s occurring? Today, the 30th April 2024, we see the implementation of the second and most feared phase of the UK’s much delayed border checks. Physical checks on products of animal and plant origin. Importers are struggling to come to terms with the reality that after five delays, these checks have finally arrived. However, port […]

Simplifying International Freight: The Value Of Expert Customs Brokers


Many businesses offering physical goods or services typically start locally, addressing a specific customer need in their area. If successful, they often progress to a national level, capitalising on a broader client base. While financial resources and operational capacity may be the primary hurdles to national expansion, venturing into the international arena presents additional challenges […]

Optimising Your Supply Chain With AEO Accredited Freight Forwarders


Being a part of a supply chain with authorised economic operators (AEO) means that your business is a link in a safe & secure supply chain, one that you can count on to deliver no matter what the circumstances. That’s why for many businesses, partnering with AEO accredited forwarders is becoming more of a requirement […]

Industry Expertise: Why You Need A Freight Forwarding Specialist


For many businesses that sell products direct to customers both nationally and internationally, freight shipping is an absolutely essential part of operations. And yet shipping can often be daunting, throwing up multiple obstacles. Dealing with freight issues, often at distance, sometimes in other languages and when complying with complex bureaucracy, can present a big challenge […]

The Importance Of Using An International Customs Broker For Your Cargo


In the diverse landscape of modern business, success can take many forms, ranging from flourishing local operations to expansive international ventures. For those looking to broaden their reach, venturing into international markets presents a compelling opportunity to tap into new customer bases, source cost-effective raw materials, and build robust networks.



why are there new border controls? The food and drink industry are bracing themselves for new brexit border checks on fresh food from the EU such as meat and dairy at the end of this January 2024. This is part of a phased system where the import of animals (and products thereof), food and plants […]

How Expert Freight Forwarding Companies Utilise Good Communication


The world of freight logistics can be incredibly complex. The transportation of goods from one location to another may sound straightforward in theory, but often it involves dealing with multiple parties, factors beyond your control and unexpected challenges. All of which means that effective communication is essential for any freight forwarding company looking to create […]

Navigating Supply Chain Complexity With Expert Food Logistics Forwarders


The global food supply chain is an intricate and complex system, connecting countless producers with millions of consumers across vast distances and international borders. Adding to the complexity is the limited shelf life of transported food and its significance to destination markets. Moreover, adherence to international and national food standards, along with considerations of food […]