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Composite products: an unworkable minefield of regulation

By Jonathan Kittow on 19/03/21 18:30 in "Brexit", supply chain

First the Good News: Michael Gove on behalf of the UK Govt. have unilaterally declared a 6 month extension to UK Customs Import Procedures. Now the not so good news...

Goods Are Flowing But There Are Challenges Ahead

By Jonathan Kittow on 29/01/21 13:56 in "Brexit", supply chain

In our fourth key Brexit collaboration meeting we find things are relatively quiet still, though challenges remain around getting to grips with health and rule of origin documentation.

Goods Begin To Flow, But At What Cost?

By Jonathan Kittow on 21/01/21 10:37 in "Brexit", supply chain

Our third Brexit meeting of the year highlighted that full load shipments into and out of the UK are moving but the implications of time to create documentation, correct paperwork, apply the necessary haulier (seal/ Reg Nbr etc.) detail and...

Brexit: Early Observations Week 2

By Jonathan Kittow on 18/01/21 16:09 in "Brexit", supply chain

Our second remote call of the year highlighted that for the 20+ suppliers, volumes have yet to return to normal levels, but there are clearly issues with suppliers understanding of some requirements, as well as agents struggling to keep on top...

Brexit: Early Observations Week 1

By Jonathan Kittow on 07/01/21 14:31 in "Brexit", supply chain

Our first remote call of the year highlighted the steps most of the 20+ suppliers had taken to AVOID the need for New Year shipments.

Brexit Deadline: 4 weeks to go, yet 65% of suppliers audited record a high risk of failure

By Jonathan Kittow on 27/11/20 13:55 in "Brexit", supply chain

Time is really running out and despite the months spent on preparing Brexit plans, even the best prepared companies appear to have had little time to test the operating procedures across their own organisations, agents and 3PL partners, and of...

Brexit; Deal or no Deal - suppliers coming together to prepare, share and compare their approaches

By Jonathan Kittow on 20/11/20 17:33 in "Brexit", supply chain

This week we held the first in a series of virtual meetings in response to the current challenges as we work our way through lockdown, Christmas and Brexit; it was great to see 20 participants from 15 companies involved in the discussion and...

How should FMCG suppliers respond to Brexit now?

By Jonathan Kittow on 20/10/19 20:44 in "Brexit", Brexit 2019

Has anything changed a result of Super-Saturday?

Parliament has voted to postpone the meaningful vote, but not delayed the Brexit clock. The PM has been obliged to request an extension, but the EU are unlikely to postpone the deadline unless...

Brexit - why now is a good time to review your transport costs

By Jonathan Kittow on 10/10/19 12:05 in Logistics, "Brexit", Brexit 2019

85% of vehicles bringing imported goods into the UK are foreign…30% of those return to the EU empty. If export delays occur hauliers will potentially be less keen to take on those routes or will demand higher prices to compensate for any...

Are Suppliers ready for a No Deal Brexit? They are now.

By Jonathan Kittow on 30/09/19 10:33 in "Brexit", Brexit 2019

*Due to the success of our Brexit Workshop last week we are running a repeat session on Thursday 24th October*

For those that were unable to make the first session, we hope you can join us. Places are very limited so please sign up to avoid...