January Information Update


As we turn our attention to the new year and what me might receive in 2022, The Buyer’s Richard Siddle looks outside the drinks industry for inspiration and what is going to influence the drinks, retail and hospitality sectors in the year ahead. Read more here.


We have a new Commercial Manager to strengthen our growing business and commercial partnerships in the beverage industry. Read more about John Hay’s appointment here.

Our new organisational chart is up on our website. Click here to see our team.

During the last information update we released a quiz which many had tried, you can click here for the answers.

GVMS and REX procedures – reminder to click here to download our guide that will help you through the changes that came in from January 1st.

The 2025 Border Strategy sets out our vision for the UK border to be the most effective in the world. Read the Policy discussion paper here.


Road Freight (Europe)

The UK has left the EU and the transition period has now ended. This means that the UK has now left the EU Single Market and Customs Union and EU law no longer applies in the UK. Below you will find videos from DEFRA with more in depth explanations.
How to register for the Imports of Products, Animals, Food and Feed System (IPAFFS)
Watch the video here.
Defra Rules of Origin Webinar
Watch the video here.

Sea Freight (Europe)

Forwarders in Australia and New Zealand have said that spiralling cargo delays and freight rates will extend well into this year. Read more here.

Rail Freight (Europe)

The success of rail freight during the HGV lorry driver crisis could result in an increase for rail freight services every season. Read more here.

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