As the global logistics chain director, Seacon Logistics gives you insight into the consequences of Brexit, while also providing you with the right solutions for unimpeded goods transport.
The United Kingdom (UK) has left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020. On 17 October 2019, the UK and the EU reached an agreement on the conditions and transition period of Brexit. At the end of January 2020, the UK and the EU agreed to the Withdrawal Agreement. At present, the EU and the UK are negotiating the details of their future relationship.
By agreeing to Brexit, a transition period is now in force, which will end on 31 December 2020. During this period, the EU rules and regulations will continue to apply to the UK. Virtually nothing will change for businesses or the public. This way, however, they will have more time to prepare.
Economic and practical impact
The changes go hand in hand with new and unwished-for risks for companies doing business in and with the United Kingdom. These risks should not be underestimated, as they can have a major impact on your business activities and results. This means that up-to-date knowledge of customs procedures and a timely response to the changes are essential.
As a global logistics chain director, Seacon Logistics has many years of expertise in import, export and customs matters. Seacon has always had a focus on the United Kingdom. Alongside entrepreneurship, Seacon also places great importance on taking responsibility and we do this in the context of Brexit as well. Our many years of experience and knowledge as a logistics chain director are put to good use in helping you prepare for the consequences that Brexit will have, and ensuring that the associated transition runs as smoothly as possible for you.
Seacon can organise the necessary customs declarations for you and give insight and clarity regarding the costs, such as import duties, VAT and/or excise duties. We can organise the new export documents, certifications and permits that you will require - in a timely manner - and work with you to review existing contracts or co-ordinate new contracts in order to avoid liability risks and penalty clauses.
Suppliers from the United Kingdom will also face a large number of new regulations and procedures. As your logistics chain partner, we can work with you to find solutions within the logistics chain that can both help you to avoid unnecessary bottlenecks and turn threats into opportunities. Smart supply chain solutions can provide the desired outcome here, as can making the right choices for categorising activities.
Seacon can assist you with
- Import duties
- Sales tax
EXPORT documentation, certifications and permits
- Certificate of Origin
- Statement of Origin
- Mapping goods flows
- Bottleneck analysis
- Buffer stock: in-house or outsourced
- Pre-register in Portbase