Brexit News – 28th October 2019

The EU has announced its agreement to extend Article 50 to January 31st 2020. This extension means no change to customs formalities until that date, or earlier if a deal can be agreed and approved.

Should a deal be agreed then the UK and EU will enter into a transition period, until at least December 2020, during which time EU trade will continue as normal.

NO DEAL is still a very viable option though and should be considered, this could happen on departure or at any point during the transition period. Leaving the EU with no deal would bring many challenges, Customs formalities will be inevitable and delays at the border should be anticipated.

Eurosprint Freight Services have accepted these challenges head-on and have solutions in full readiness in order to keep your goods moving smoothly via our Standard and Time Critical services.

Eurosprint are a founder member of a UK “Customs Clearance Consortium”. We are recruiting additional Customs personnel and have established IT connections to all major ports and terminals in the UK and Ireland. Our consortium is managed by industry experts including advisors to the UK Government and EU Commission.

Eurosprint are ready for Brexit in any format and we want you to be ready too. We strongly recommending all business trading with the EU check their systems and processes to ensure they are able to cope with the sudden change in Customs formalities – here is a run-down on the things you should be considering.

Exporters Guide

1. Do you and your EU customer have an EORI number?

2. Does your customer have a company to handle the EU import declaration and VAT and Duty payments?

3. Have you agreed with your customer the correct Incoterm?

4. Have you agreed with your customer the correct commodity codes for your goods?

5. Do you know if your exports will be levied with an EU import duty tax?

6. Can you update your commercial invoices to show new information post Brexit – we suggest showing your EORI number, Incoterm and Commodity codes.

7. Have you completed a “Direct Representation” form allowing Eurosprint to complete UK Export declarations as a Direct Representative?

Imports Guide

1. Do you and your EU supplier have an EORI number?

2. Have you been issued with/applied for a TSP number? (Transitional Simplified Procedure)

3. Does your supplier have a company to handle the EU Export declaration?

4. Have you agreed with your supplier the correct Incoterm?

5. Have you agreed with your supplier the correct commodity codes for your goods?

6. Do you know if your Imports will be levied with a UK import duty tax?

7. Can your supplier update commercial invoices to show new information post Brexit – we suggest showing a EU EORI number, Incoterm and Commodity codes.

8. Have you completed a “Direct Representation” form allowing Eurosprint to complete UK Import declarations as a Direct Representative?

If you need help with any of these areas please contact a member of the customer service team on 0121 785 0666 or email customs@eurosprint.co.uk

Regards

The Directors

Eurosprint Freight Services

Brexit Update – 1st September 2019

The UK is set to leave the EU on the 31st October 2019.

With or without a deal additional Customs formalities will be inevitable and delays at the border should be anticipated.

Eurosprint Freight Services have accepted these challenges head-on and have solutions in full readiness in order to keep your goods moving smoothly via our Standard and Time Critical services.

As a founder member of a UK “Customs Clearance Consortium” we are recruiting additional Customs personnel and have established IT connections to all major ports and terminals in the UK and Ireland. Our consortium is managed by industry experts including advisors to the UK Government and EU Commission. Eurosprint are ready for Brexit, we are part of the solution and you can have every confidence in us being by your side come Brexit Day 1.

We want you to be ready too and we are strongly recommending all business trading with the EU check their systems and processes to ensure they are able to cope with the sudden change in Customs formalities – here is a run-down on the things you should be considering.

Exporters Guide

  1. Do you and your EU customer have an EORI number?
  2. Does your customer have a company to handle the EU import declaration and VAT and Duty payments?
  3. Have you agreed with your customer the correct Incoterm?
  4. Have you agreed with your customer the correct commodity codes for your goods?
  5. Do you know if your exports will be levied with an EU import duty tax?
  6. Can you update your commercial invoices to show new information post Brexit – we suggest showing your EORI number, Incoterm and Commodity codes.
  7. Have you completed a “Direct Representation” form allowing Eurosprint to complete UK Export declarations as a Direct Representative?

Imports Guide

  1. Do you and your EU supplier have an EORI number?
  2. Have you been issued with/applied for a TSP number? (Transitional Simplified Procedure)
  3. Does your supplier have a company to handle the EU Export declaration?
  4. Have you agreed with your supplier the correct Incoterm?
  5. Have you agreed with your supplier the correct commodity codes for your goods?
  6. Do you know if your Imports will be levied with a UK import duty tax?
  7. Can your supplier update commercial invoices to show new information post Brexit – we suggest showing a EU EORI number, Incoterm and Commodity codes.
  8. Have you completed a “Direct Representation” form allowing Eurosprint to complete UK Import declarations as a Direct Representative?

If you need help with any of these areas please contact a member of the customer service team on 0121 785 0666 or email customs@eurosprint.co.uk

Regards

The Directors

Eurosprint Freight Services

2019 Eurosprint Introduction

Download a copy of our 2019 literature

2019 Eurosprint Introduction

EFS Brexit Update

Dear Client,

By now we had hoped to be able to give clear and precise information and instructions on the implications of Brexit as far as transport is concerned to and from the EU. Unfortunately, given the situation is still very unclear, we are unable to do this. However we can reassure you that Eurosprint are well prepared for life outside of the EU and also offer some recommendations on things you may wish to consider ahead of our departure.

Authorised Economic Operator – AEO

Eurosprint Freight Services are in the process of securing AEO status and anticipate this to be completed by the end of 2018 or early 2019. This is the highest level of certification available and includes customs simplification, security and safety. There is a general opinion that AEO status will be vital to all forwarders for life outside of the EU.

Eurosprint Deferment Account

Swift payment of taxes and duties on behalf of the importer may become necessary to ensure efficient clearance and delivery of all EU shipments. Eurosprint deferment facilities have been increased to cater for this.

Storage

How would a 1-2 day delay effect your business? Storage is available for any client that wishes to build up additional stock in preparation for delays in the supply chain following our departure from the EU. In a “no deal” scenario delays are likely.

Bonded Warehousing

Eurosprint are increasing the number of bonded warehouse facilities we have in the UK, these are Government approved facilities that allow us to hold cargo securely and defer VAT/DUTY payments whilst cargo is “under bond”

Training

Customs Clearance is not a new thing for Eurosprint, over half of the shipments we handle are to or from Countries outside of the EU. We already have a dedicated team of customs experts and will be providing additional training to other staff members alongside a recruitment drive if necessary, to cope with any additional customs work required.

Gov.UK

We are registered to receive all Brexit updates from the government as they happen and have been attending, and will continue to attend, any Brexit related workshops available. These workshops are open to anyone involved in International trade.

Documentation

It is highly likely that additional information will be required for goods travelling to and from the EU in 2019 and we are advising clients to prepare themselves for the following-

 It is possible that any business trading with the EU will require a VAT and EORI number. You can apply for a EORI number via www.gov.uk/eori

 A customs tariff number may be required for each of your products, you can find help and advice here – www.gov.uk/trade-tariff – this is a completely free Government service.

 A detailed description and breakdown of your goods against each tariff number may need to be shown on all packing lists and invoices post Brexit.

As more information becomes available we will provide clients with updates. In the meantime please do not hesitate to contact a member of the office should you have any specific questions and we will do all we can to help you. Please be assured, no matter what the final outcome, Eurosprint are ready to help our clients

Kind Regards

The Directors
Eurosprint Freight Services

Recent Fraud Warnings to Overseas

We have received information that a number of UK courier company names are being used in places such as Canada, Australia and the USA offering a service for the delivery of keys for residential lettings.

The basis of the “scam” is the tenant pays a rental deposit locally and then a courier company will deliver the keys – the owner of the property shown on the lease agreement is based in the UK hence these fraudsters using a UK courier company.

Inevitably the keys are never delivered, they don’t exist, and the local tenant is left chasing a UK courier company for the keys or return of their deposit.

PLEASE NOTE – THIS IS NOT A SERVICE EUROSPRINT OFFER AND ANYONE CONTACTING YOU APPEARING TO BE EUROSPRINT AND SAYING WE DO IS TRYING TO CON YOU!

Navigating a TIME-CRITICAL Shipment

Eurosprint guides us through it

Manufacturers have become a lot more efficient in recent years in an effort to reduce ‘emergency transport’ and whilst this has had an impact on the time critical sector there are a number of factors which make it just as important today as ever. You can’t predict a production line failing, goods not meeting quality standards or even just plain and simple human error.

There will always be a requirement for time critical transport and when that happens it is important you have a trusted supplier that is contactable 24/7. Time Critical can refer to any consignment that needs a little more care and attention than moving via a typical delivery network.

This can include anything from automotive parts to stage lighting, even football kit! These goods may be time sensitive, for example, if they are necessary to keep a production line going which is common in the automotive and aviation sectors. They may also be high value or fragile goods which although not needed urgently will be shipped on a time critical basis due to the high risk associated. So what should you consider before making a decision on a time critical shipment?

  • Assess the cargo: look at the weight and sizes and think
    about how the cargo is loaded and unloaded. Are the
    goods hazardous or temperature controlled? From this
    you can determine the size and type of vehicle needed.
    If the shipment is small enough you may even consider
    sending via an ‘on-board courier’.
  • Transit time: look at when the goods are needed,
    whether it’s delivering out of hours and decide whether
    you will need one driver or 2 to make the transit time.
  • The product: are the goods packed correctly? Have you
    factored in additional insurance for high value goods?
  • The cost: can the cost be reduced by dispatching earlier?
    Can you co-load? Is there anything to return?
  • What happens if we don’t deliver on time: this is the
    driving influence when making a decision on time critical
    freight! What are the consequences if the shipment fails?

One particularly tricky shipment took quick thinking and a lot of coordination. We received a call on a Friday evening at the end of the month informing us that an oil rig was on fire in the North Sea. We had to collect certain parts from several points in the UK and deliver to Aberdeen immediately. After evaluating the cargo, most of which was hazardous and over 11 metres long, we put forward a collection schedule to the client. Thankfully the parts arrived on time early Saturday morning as requested. A number for your mobile phone 0121 785 0666 – you never know
when you might need it!

Clay Cartwright, Director, Eurosprint Freight Services

Featured in Forwarder magazine | April 2016

Our Brand New Wesbite

We are pleased to announce that Eurosprint’s new website is now fully live and operational.

Based on feedback over the years we have re-designed our website to provide you easier access and up to date information on our freight services and other important details.

Have a look around the site, see what you think and if there is anything missing that you feel should be on our website please don’t hesitate to send us an email with suggestions or feedback.

Many Thanks,

The Eurosprint Team