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Robert Hardy

Do You Want One?

As a GB importer, how can you ensure that your EU supplier does what they need to do, so that goods actually get to you? The process can be complicated by the number of parties involved. If you are based in GB and you order products from an EU supplier, certain things need to happen

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ROUTE 5: ROI To GB (Via NI)

Round 5 in the series. Republic of Ireland to GB via NI. Let’s be clear; when we say ‘via NI’ we do not just mean the goods have been loaded in ROI but are leaving through a port in NI (Warrenpoint, Belfast etc). We also mean goods from ROI that have been stored in NI

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Route 4: ROI To GB

Round 4 in the series. Republic of Ireland to GB. We’ll keep this one simple for now and have a direct routing (say Dublin to Holyhead), next week we’ll do the same route but via Northern Ireland… ROUTE 4: ROI to GB (direct) 1. ROI exporter zero rates VAT as the goods are leaving the

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Route 3: GB To IT

Welcome to the third in the series of route guides. Today we are looking at GB to IT. This example assumes shipment from say Dover to Calais or via Eurotunnel. We have selected IT (Italy) but in reality the guide below is equally valid for ES, AT, DE and so on…the point being that the

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Robert Hardy

Did You Know…?

It’s been a big couple of weeks what with the Border Operating Model and the NI Protocol approach. We’ve read them all. We’ve read them again. We’ve read them slowly in case anything is hidden. There are a few hidden gems and interesting items, so we thought we’d put together this little overview…(some of the

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Route 2: GB To FR

Welcome to the second in the series of route guides. Today we are looking at GB to FR. This example assumes shipment from say Dover to Calais or via Eurotunnel. The point being that the Member State of destination is the same as the MS of arrival. We make this distinction as the process is

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Route 1: GB To ROI

You may be familiar with our Brexit updates and we hope you have found them useful and informative. We have decided to try something a little different. Each week we will pick a routing and outline what processes are required and from when. In all cases we will assume incoterms other than ex works or

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Robert Hardy

No Data – No Movement

“Trade isn’t about goods, it’s about DATA. Goods sit in the warehouse until DATA moves them!” C J Cherryh We have been collecting master data for the last 6 weeks and have already built 1,500 trader relationship files that allow us to automate many of the day one Brexit processes. We are transmitting more than

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BREXIT Update No. 15

Things are changing quickly around here. We’ll ramp up the frequency of these updates between now and the end of the year as more and more detail becomes available… “UK BUSINESSES BANNED FROM EXPORTING TO EU” What a load of tosh! The Daily Express ran this headline for an article concerning the newly announced GVMS

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