How will a hard border impact
Agility is a member of BIFA (British International Freight Association) & UKWA (United Kingdom Warehouse Association) operating as a freight forwarder, customs broker and logistics provider.
Agility has representation at all the major airports/ ports in the UK & manages the customs clearance for thousands of shipments per annum.
Agility has representation through own or strategic partners in every EU country all with similar capabilities helping to provide continuity of service.
Agility is an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) which affords enhanced status for a variety of customs procedures helping to accelerated and or defer customs clearances at the borders.
Duty & tax
Agility has a customer deferment facility for the payment of duty & taxes.
Agility can assist companies with the set up and administration in case of Fiscal Representation.
Agility offers a wide range of solutions to reduce the impact of Brexit. With Agility’s existing infrastructure, skills and capabilities, we are well-positioned to support your trade between the U.K. and the E.U., no matter the final outcome.
Latest on Brexit – January 2020
The U.K. is scheduled to leave the E.U. on 31st January 2020.
It is expected that the U.K. and the E.U. will both approve the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated in December 2019 by the end of January 2020. Under the terms of the agreement, a transitional period would then begin from 1st February 2020 and run until 31st December 2020.
During this period, there would be no changes in trading agreements between the E.U. and the U.K.
What happens after December 31st 2020?
This will depend on free trade negotiations due to commence in 2020. The Withdrawal Agreement includes a commitment to keep future border checks to a minimum, but it is likely that some form of customs declaration will be required on U.K./E.U. movements even if a comprehensive free trade deal is agreed upon.
The requirements have yet to be determined and will form part of the trade negotiations.
What happens if the Withdrawal Agreement is not ratified?
Should both the U.K. and the E.U. not ratify the Withdrawal Agreement by the January 31st 2020 exit date, then unless another arrangement is agreed, a hard border would come into force immediately, with export and import declarations required on movements between the U.K. and the E.U. as laid out in previous guidance.
However, both the U.K. government and E.U. Commission have expressed their desire to ratify the agreement by the January 31st deadline.