Helping Reduce the Impact of Brexit on your Supply Chain
All shipments between the UK and the EU will need some form of customs process at origin and destination after 31st December 2020.
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.
Agility is a member of BIFA (British International Freight Association) and 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 and 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.
AEO and Customs Simplifications
Agility is an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) and is approved for customs simplifications . These approvals can support accelerated and or deferred customs clearances at the borders.
Duty & tax
Agility has a customer deferment facility for the payment of duty and taxes.
Agility can assist companies with the set up and administration in case of Fiscal Representation.
Latest On Brexit
The U.K. left the E.U. on 31 January 2020.
The U.K. and the E.U. approved the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated in December 2019 at the end of January 2020. Under the terms of the agreement, the U.K. entered a transitional period to run from February 1st 2020 until December 31st 2020. During this period, there will be no changes in trading agreements between the E.U. and the U.K. Although the U.K. has left the E.U., the current rules on trade, travel, and business for the U.K. and E.U. will continue to apply during the transitional period.
What happens after December 31st 2020?
From 1st January 2021 all shipments moving between the UK and the EU will need customs declarations at both origin and destination and all goods will be subject to Duty and VAT at importation.
The UK & EU are conducting trade negotiations to conclude a Free Trade Agreement. The outcome of these negotiations may impact on the level of duty and taxes paid on trade between the UK and the EU.
Trade with Northern Ireland will be subject to different rules. Negotiations between the UK and the EU are in progress to define the new customs requirements.
All companies trading with the EU should now start preparing for this change. Detailed guidance can be found by following the links at the bottom of the webpage.
Agility’s existing customs approvals and UK and European infrastructure can streamline the customs clearance and supporting processes for all of our customers.
Agility manage freight movements from within and outside of the EU territory. We are used to working in free trade areas or where hard borders exist.