September 15, 2020
With the UK’s decision to leave the EU, also known as Brexit, businesses must prepare their logistics to guarantee goods’ smooth transport over the boarders to and from the UK. From the beginning of 2021, you will have to navigate the transition from free trade across Europe to a Brexit compliant trade.
Over the past several months a lot of events, updates and changes have happened – and you might have lost track of everything in the maze of Brexit. That’s why we have gathered information, as well as expert opinions, to help you understand how you can move your cargo between the UK and the EU.
This article gives you everything you need to know on how to navigate your business through the Brexit maze. And it shows how you can keep your business moving in these unpredictable times.
We have gathered the most important events on Brexit of the last couple of years, leading to where we are today.
What has happened so far?
What will happen in the upcoming months?
The impact of Brexit on your logistics
Is your company trading or moving goods between the UK and EU countries? Then it is most likely involved and affected by Brexit. This is because Brexit has the potential to impact the transport of freight into and out of the UK, across different modes of transportation.
This can mean border delays as additional paperwork and security checks will be required for your cargo. So, it is important to ensure that you work with a logistics company that understands which changes are happening and how Brexit will impact your business operations.
Twill and Maersk are here for you
As new Brexit rules are approaching, Twill won’t let you down. Being supercharged by industry leader, Maersk, we aren’t just moving your ocean and inland transportation – we can also connect you with Maersk’s CHB experts. They are here to give you the support you need to move through the Brexit maze.
Aaron Willis (Senior CHB Product Business Development Manager, Maersk):
“With the recent events of COVID-19, the majority of businesses within the UK have been hit hard by the pandemic, putting strains on finances and resources. Understandably, companies have been focused on getting through this period and ensuring they are still trading come 2021. That said, Brexit will not be put on hold and we at Maersk and Twill need to ensure our customers are ready for the end of the transitional period.
Brexit and its complications can be difficult to understand for anyone within the industry, let alone businesses who have little or no understanding of the processes required come January. We want to assist all customers, old and new, through the maze of complexities around moving products from and to the EU.”
With Maersk on your side, we ensure you have an experienced team who will guide you through the customs clearance process across different modes of transport. Maersk’s Customs House Brokerage (CHB) solution considers every eventuality and prepares you for a hassle-free, Brexit–compliant, operation. The solutions go beyond transactional clearance, by offering additional support on preference certifications, transit documentation, classification, flow mapping, data analysis and more. This will give you peace of mind and keep your business connected to the UK.
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