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Member News27th Jan 2021

Customs consultancy advises ‘back to basics’ approach to tackle Brexit concerns

North-east customs consultancy Bethan has highlighted the need for businesses to understand basic customs documentation as they adjust to the UK’s new trading relationship with the EU.

In a blog, founder and Director of Oldmeldrum-based Bethan Customs Consultancy, Nicola Alexander, notes that a high proportion of businesses who deal solely with the EU have never previously needed to complete customs declarations to move their goods. As a result, there appears to be a collective gap in awareness on how to complete the documentation required needed to import and export goods in our post-Brexit economy.

Bethan advises of some simple steps that can help businesses adapt, and the team also plans to release a series of short Q&A videos to explain how the new arrangements are operating in practice. Read more…