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Brexit sign and Union Jack dominoes set to fall
14 March
2019
An important Brexit update for those who trade with the EU was released this week. The HMRC letter deals with urgent preparations UK businesses need to take in order to continue trading in the event of a ‘no deal’. It also includes the new postponed accounting arrangements for the payment of VAT on EU imports after 29 March in the eventRead more
Customs Clearance Dover
20 February
2019
New guidance updates for exporters and importers covering customs procedures in the event of a no-deal Brexit were issued by HM Revenue & Customs this month (4 February). You can download them at the links below. HMRC is introducing “simplified importing procedures” – known as Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) – for an initial period of one year to ease congestionRead more
IFL-MD-Rob-Pike-5news-Brexit-deal
22 January
2019
In less than 10 weeks, on 29 March, the UK is due to leave the European Union. But there is still great uncertainty over the terms of Brexit and how this will affect the flow of goods across UK borders. As a pan-European freight forwarder based in Birmingham, International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) was approached by Channel 5 News to giveRead more
Roy Baker, IFL Director, on a no-deal Brexit
10 January
2019
This week International Forwarding director Roy Baker spoke to Heart FM news about Brexit and the effect on the West Midlands freight and logistics industry – and the businesses who use them for importing and exporting their goods. Please note: to support our customers through Brexit, we have put together a short guide to how we as a freight forwarderRead more
Brexit and IFL: Our guide for freight and logistics customers
10 January
2019
To support our customers through Brexit, we’ve put together a short guide to how International Forwarding Ltd is dealing with Brexit. We’ve also included some recommendations for anyone using freight forwarding and logistics services in the UK and some technology changes you need to be aware of. 1. Weekly Brexit briefings The board is holding weekly update Brexit briefing meetings. ThisRead more
Multimodal-Brexit-seminar
14 May
2018
Brexit challenges together with digital transformation / disruption were the two main topics of conversation at Multimodal 2018, the annual UK’s freight and logistics conference held at the NEC in Birmingham this month. EU customs union uncertainty The degree of uncertainty around Brexit, and the Customs Union in particular, is making it impossible for transport and logistics firms to prepareRead more
Brexit sign and Union Jack dominoes set to fall
14 March
2018
Importers and exporters trading in Europe are still seeking clarity as Brexit talks move to the next round. Roy Baker, Director, International Forwarding, asks what import-export businesses can do to prepare for the uncertainty ahead in European freight and logistics? Update: We are now collating Brexit preparations into IFL’s bulletpoint guide for customers. Just 12 months to go now beforeRead more
17 July
2017
As Brexit negotiations begin, Roy Baker, Director, International Forwarding, reviews the likely options facing European logistics and why freight forwarders with Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status will be better placed to help import-export business navigate the bumpy road ahead.   We were hoping the June general election might mean that we could put the crystal ball back into its boxRead more
Rob Pike, MD, International Forwarding Ltd
18 October
2016
  Sterling fell to a six-year low against the euro yesterday, as uncertainties about the UK’s Brexit strategy led to renewed downward pressure, leading to a negative impact on freight rates for those paying in GBP. According to a report in Lloyd’s Loading List, the weakening of sterling since the EU referendum vote has raised export haulage costs by asRead more
most popular posts 2018
4 January
2019
As another new year begins – our 30th! – we look back at a year on the International Forwarding blog and our most popular posts of 2018. It was a year that brought Brexit deadlines, the FIFA World Cup, new rules and regulations in the world of freight, and some fun events for Team IFL. In reverse order, our mostRead more