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Excise Movement and Control System

Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS) | CUSTOMS ACRONYMS & GLOSSARY

Introduction The Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS) is a computer system used throughout the United Kingdom and the European Union to track duty-free movements of excise items.   EMCS collects and processes information on the movements of duty suspended excise items online, verifies the data entered, and notifies users in real-time of the delivery [...]

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The United Kingdom’s government Introduces the “Border Innovation Hub” as part of the Roadmap for Technology and Innovation

The United Kingdom's government Introduces the "Border Innovation Hub" as part of the Roadmap for Technology and Innovation This hub consolidates data from across government in order to assist industry in developing the tools necessary to innovate at the border. This hub provides access to border-related Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that enable businesses to interface [...]

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The UK government establishes a more realistic timeline for implementing border controls

The UK government establishes a more realistic timeline for implementing border controls. The government announced a revised, more practical timeline for implementing full import controls on products imported from the EU to the UK. The pandemic has had a more enduring effect on businesses in the United Kingdom and the European Union than many analysts anticipated [...]

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Customs Procedures - Customs Warehouse

Customs Procedures | A quick guide to using customs warehousing to store the goods and delay duty payments

Introduction Customs warehousing is a process that enables non-UK products to be stored in the UK duty-free. When the commodities are released into free circulation, duty becomes payable. Additionally, a warehouse may be authorised as a tax warehouse. If the warehouse is not a customs and tax warehouse, excise duty will be charged when the [...]

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As a result of Brexit and driver shortages, haulage companies are going bankrupt

In June, haulage firm insolvencies reached a 17-month high, as the industry struggled with the loss of cross-border traffic and a driver shortage. According to accounting company Mazars, 31 haulage firms in the United Kingdom declared bankruptcy in June, the most in a single month since January 2019. Since Brexit, the decline in exports between [...]

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Designated Export Place (DEP) | CUSTOMS ACRONYMS & GLOSSARY

Introduction A Designated Export Place (DEP) is a location recognised by HMRC for the consolidation of export consignments and presentation to customs inland for clearance. This enables customs clearance of products prior to their removal to the port or airport for export. At the port or airport, normal procedures will continue to apply, including the [...]

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The Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) | CUSTOMS ACRONYMS & GLOSSARY

Introduction The Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) is an online system for certifying the health of animals and tracking consignments of animal products entering or leaving the United Kingdom. TRACES is a web-based system administered by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Consumer Protection. It intends to simplify the paperwork associated with dealing [...]

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HMRC Reveals Absurd Reasons for Non-Payment of the National Minimum Wage

HMRC Reveals Absurd Reasons for Non-Payment of the National Minimum Wage While the vast majority of firms pay at least the National Minimum Wage, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published a list of the most ridiculous excuses for not paying the legal minimum. HMRC assisted over 155,000 workers across the UK last year (2020 [...]

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