The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has given a cautious welcome to the government’s new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), which is due to be introduced shortly before Brexit. CDS replaces ageing software originally created in 1989 called Customs Handling of Import & Export Freight (CHIEF) and will be phased in between August 2018 and January 2019. It will process up to 255 million declarations each year compared to the current system’s 55 million. UKWA’s CEO Peter Ward said: “We welcome […]
The government has suspended the introduction of pre-arrival forms for EU imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
A majority of retailers think Brexit will have no impact on their supply chains – but they’re considering overhauling them anyway to cope with the demand from online shopping.
The UK is due to leave the EU on 31 October. The government is taking steps to help businesses to prepare for Brexit and has drawn up a list of actions logistics operators should be doing for themselves. The government is: Allocating an additional £2.1bn for no-deal Brexit preparations, doubling funding for this year (HMT total funding for Brexit is £6.3 billion). This includes £108m to support businesses to get ready; Creating a £10m Brexit Readiness Fund for trade associations […]