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IMO 2020 disruption predicted

IMO 2020 is set to be the largest ever regulatory change in the fuel sector, potentially adding £220 billion across global supply chains, and forcing the shipping lines to invest heavily in compliance solutions.

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Despite extension and election Brexit threats remain

This week’s Brexit extension and vote for general election effectively means that a No-Deal exit before the new 31st January 2020 deadline should be extremely unlikely. But threats for shippers remain.

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95,000 firms subscribed to ‘no deal’ simplified imports

Repeating its recent allocation of EORI numbers to 90,000 firms,  HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has now subscribed 95,000 businesses to its simplified TSP import procedures which will be put in place should the UK leave the EU without an agreement on October 31st.

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Importing using Transitional Simplified Procedures

How to import goods that are not controlled (standard goods) from the EU into the UK using transitional simplified procedures.

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Brexit tariff targets garments

The UK government has released an updated tariff regime that would apply for 12-months if Britain leaves the EU without a withdrawal deal, including amended tariffs to imports of clothing.

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Lines may add capacity ahead of Chinese New Year

Shipping lines will add an additional 5.5% capacity on the Asia-Europe trade before an early Chinese New Year, according to reports by JOC quoting Sea-Intelligence Maritime Consulting.

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No-Deal Brexit procedures updates

Whilst Parliament has been (apparently) unlawfully suspended, a no-deal Brexit is still very much on the cards and a number of updates and easements previously issued by HMRC, have now been extended for the 31st October 2019 deadline.

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Asia-Europe blanking

Cancelled, or blanked, sailings have long been used by the container shipping lines to manipulate capacity when volumes fall, but inconsistencies in announcements around China’s Golden Week have been criticised, with accusations of blank sailing gamesmanship by the 2M and Ocean alliances.

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Fines for dangerous goods mis-declaration

Shipping lines including Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, HMM and OOCL have announced that they will implement fines up to $15k for dangerous goods mis-declaration, which many lines suspect are behind recent containership fires.

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France test Brexit borders

French Customs have begun a month long trial of the systems that it will put in place for processing freight if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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