Keeping ahead of post Brexit trading rules
As the ever- changing tides of post Brexit news continues, it is no wonder that many businesses feel "at sea," frustrated and concerned, wondering if lobbyists or agitators will create changes or easing around the Brexit red tape and bureaucracy needed for importing and exporting goods to the EU. Two and a half months have passed since the start of the new customs regimes and there are many businesses still " sitting on the fence". The new regimes are here to stay, despite all attempts by the five large trading associations to lobby government ministers to ease the regulations there has been no significant improvements. The rules are enshrined in 2 laws, The Withdrawal Agreement, and the Trade Cooperation Agreement. After the most dramatic monthly fall in exports, almost 41%, from the UK to the EU, where thousands of trucks failed to enter the EU either by customs hold - ups or lack of compliant paperwork, the absence of clarification continues to bedevil many businesses and create dilemmas regarding their ongoing trade with the EU bloc.
There is a call for easing checks on foods and other imports from the EU into the UK, a so called "lighter touch" from April 1st to full customs checks from July1st 2021. "This is to ensure supermarket shelves remain stocked " said Tim Reardon, head of EU exit at Dover Port. " Infrastructure doesn´t flex, therefore process must." he concluded. British ports also want a delay, citing a lack of completed infrastructure and trained customs officials to be ready by July1st. However, whilst this maybe good news for those EU businesses who trade with the UK, it leaves little or no comfort, reassurance for those UK businesses who continue to struggle with new customs procedures exporting to the EU.
Whilst the maelstrom continues, frustration amongst business owners and managers increases and time is fast running out. The quickest solution is to sign up with a trusted Customs Broker. EU Trade Portal, an International Customs Broker, (https://eutradeportal.com) is a user-friendly broker with a pricing structure allowing for maximum flexibility plus keeping abreast of any future changes in the law. In short businesses must take charge of their own destiny by using a customs broker and we at EU trade Portal complete all paperwork for Customs Regimes and destinations, declaration of goods, as well as procedures, rules of origin, automated forms, and documents for obtaining specific authorisations, all delivered by our electronic platform so that trading can continue seamlessly.
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