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.
The British Fashion Council, who seek to strengthen British fashion in the global fashion economy, believe that a no-deal Brexit would cost the UK fashion industry between £850 and £900 million because of tariffs, and other expenses, based on 2018 export figures.
As the October Brexit deadline looms closer, the prospect of disruption to freight flows is quickly becoming a reality, which means it is critical that you prepare your supply chain for a no-deal departure.
Short-sea services can offer cost savings of up to 50%, for those willing to accept much longer transit times. But is transferring short-sea volumes to containers a way of avoiding any future Dover congestion, or is just making a bigger problem elsewhere.
With just 11 days left until the Brexit deadline, the Prime Minster’s hopes of a third attempt to get her deal through parliament may have been dealt a fatal blow by the speaker, which means that forwarders, carriers and shippers need to prepare swiftly for the worst-case scenario and a no-deal Brexit.