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HMRC is replacing CHIEF with CDS

Please be aware of the impending important changes that HMRC are making. They will be closing their Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system in two stages:     On 30 September 2022: the ability to make import declarations will end     On 31 March 2023: the ability to make export declarations will end …

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Q&A with David Richardson (DR), Regulatory & Commercial Affairs Director WSTA

By Chris Porter David, thank you for talking with Kukla News. As ever, much to talk about with you, but especially the proposed changes to the system of duty charging has taken much of WSTA’s energy in these last few months. You have lead the way in spearheading the call for the government to rethink …

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Day of Seafarer (DotS)

More than 1.6 million seafarers are reportedly employed on merchant ships. The merchant fleet is anticipated to continue expanding over the coming ten years, necessitating the need for additional skilled workers in this sector. From pallets to bulk wine, they are preserving the global supply chain everywhere. Around the world, seafarers are responsible for sustaining …

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June Information Update

Read the latest Q&A feature with David Richardson (DR), Regulations & Commercial Affairs Director WSTA Current Situation Update Road Freight From Global Trailer Magazine: The effects of inflation on the supply side of the European road freight market have led to substantial increases in rates in Q1 2022. The war in Ukraine and the restriction …

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South Africa Update March 2022

South African ports have certainly had several challenges over the past few years with Cape Town still experiencing delays of up to 14 days. Berth line-up has been impacted by continuous wind stoppages and to a degree, labour shortages and equipment issues. Working closely with our agent partner, KUKLA UK, has ensured that we offer …

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European Road Freight Rate Benchmark Q3 2021: European road freight rates at record highs

The European Road Freight Rate Benchmark for Q3 shows that prices have hit historic highs across Europe, driven by a mix of robust economic growth, global supply chain bottlenecks, rising costs and scarce capacity. Ti and Upply are joined by IRU for the Q3 Benchmark for the first time. The upwards rate development seen in …

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David Richardson (DR), Regulatory & Commercial Affairs Director at the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA)

Exclusive interview with David Richardson WSTA

We’re delighted this month that David Richardson (DR), Regulatory & Commercial Affairs Director at the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has kindly given his time to share some insight with us (Chris Porter – CP) following the success of the campaign to revert the introduction of VI1 certificates for wine imports. CP “David, thank …

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France Enforcing Weight Limit for

From 1 January 2022, French border forces will begin enforcing EU Directive 96/53/EC, limiting the rolling weight of articulated vehicles (tractor units) with more than four axles to 40 tonnes – seven years after the EC introduced the rule.