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Brexit customs checklist
19 January
2021
As new post-Brexit rules for UK imports and exports came into force on 1 January, many businesses are struggling with the added paperwork required for customs clearances on both sides of the Channel. Here is how International Forwarding (IFL) can help you with documentation – and also what we need from our customers. Documentation and capacity are key issues atRead more
IFL Dover customs clearance services Brexit
19 January
2021
To help our customers manage new customs documentation requirements on their imports from and exports to the EU, please read the following post-Brexit customs checklist. Please note: At present International Forwarding (IFL) is ONLY able to act as a customs broker if goods are under our direct control. We can only facilitate clearances on consignments that are moving on our services andRead more
IFL-Palletways-Xmas-schedule-2020
10 December
2020
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and that means it’s also the busiest as we take final orders for Christmas and New Year collections and deliveries. We anticipate this year will be even busier than usual with Brexit changes coming on 1 January 2021 (read our Customer information pack for Brexit). So make sure you don’t get sleighedRead more
Brexit information guide
7 December
2020
For international traders and other customers using our European freight forwarding services, please read this important attachment which covers what will happen once the Brexit transition period ends on 1 January 2021. As a Platinum member of the Palletways network, IFL is working hard to help our customers navigate the forthcoming changes. This Brexit information guide makes clear what will be requiredRead more
Shipping to Switzerland flyer
3 November
2020
Our flagship Switzerland freight forwarding service is a secure and reliable option for import/export businesses sending road freight to and from the UK. We wanted to answer some of the most common questions we get asked about shipping freight to Switzerland and what, if anything, changes post-Brexit. If you have further questions about our Swiss service or would like toRead more
Birmingham warehouse interior showing pallet storage capacity
14 September
2020
One of the UK’s leading independent freight forwarders, International Forwarding Ltd (IFL), has just taken over its third large, secure, storage facility in the Midlands. The 3,700 sq m (40,000 sq ft) warehouse in Garretts Green, Birmingham, is already starting to fill up with short and long-term goods storage bound for UK and European destinations. The further expansion comes aRead more
EU and UK AEO logos
2 September
2020
As UK-EU importers and exporters prepare for Brexit on 1 January 2021, we consider some of the potential protections available to international traders. One useful quality mark that we advise anyone using European freight forwarding services to look for is AEO status. But what does it mean, why is it desirable and how might it cushion you from disruption arising fromRead more
Brexit EU signposts
9 July
2020
Brexit is back on the agenda with tariffs set to change from 1 January 2021. So what exactly is the current state of play for importers and exporters? There has been a flurry of information from the government in the last couple of weeks culminating in new UK Brexit position papers. The latest relevant guidance is here: Moving your goodsRead more
Pallet delivery Europe freight forwarding
30 June
2020
As lockdown restrictions slowly lift, pallet delivery to and from Europe is also starting to open up. We are currently working with our import-export customers to help them get back up to full steam. If you need to send palletised freight to Europe – whether EU and non-EU freight – please get in touch for latest trailer schedules, disruption informationRead more
10 June
2020
There are positive signs that European road freight services are gradually picking up as lockdown restrictions start to ease in the UK and Europe. Volumes are slowly increasing on our UK and European road freight, and more enquiries are coming in. This is good news for customers of International Forwarding (IFL). As businesses reopen, and production and supply chains startRead more