The UK’s post-Brexit tariff regime

Announced in May, the UK Global Tariff (UKGT) is the UK-specific tariff regime that will apply to goods imported into the UK from January 2021, with tariffs on an additional £30bn of imported goods cut to zero. During the Brexit transition period, until 31 December 2020, the EU Common External tariff continues to be applied

Import broker essential documents – Power of Attorney

This essential piece of documentation is required to demonstrate to Customs (under legal provisions) that authority is granted to act in your name and on your behalf. A ‘Power of Attorney’ (POA) – also known as a ‘Letter of Empowerment’ – refers to the authorisation required to be given to the customs broker on behalf

Your Brexit-proof solution – The ‘Metro Brokerage Platform’

Metro has designed a range of Customs solutions to protect your supply chain from the impact of Brexit. Maintaining efficient import and export operations, while keeping you Customs compliant and maximising the cashflow benefits of HMRC’s ‘light-touch’ regimes. Metro’s resources, skills and capabilities, means that we are well positioned to support your trade between the

Brexit Update: You need to hit the ground running

New EU border controls come into force on the 1st January 2021 and while there will be ‘light-touch’ control for most imports initially, there will be significant impact on the unprepared and exporters will need to observe strict new export processes from the start, or their goods will not move. For the first six months

Brexit Acronyms

It’s fair to say that Brexit has been a prolonged procedure, generating significant jargon to describe engaged concepts and mechanisms that will be critical components for trading with the EU after the 1st January 2021. We review some of the most important Brexit abbreviations for traders and explain in simple and neutral terms what they

Operation Brock relaunched

Operation Brock is set to return, as part of plans to cope with potential queues at Channel Ports, as the government questions hauliers’ readiness for Brexit Operation Brock is the planned traffic management system in Kent for use in the event of a no-deal Brexit. It supersedes Operation Stack, the previous plan that has been

Brexit consultation and grants for traders

The end of the Transition Period with the European Union on 31st December 2020 provides the UK with the opportunity to design a future border that will deliver maximum benefit to the UK and new border processes that will need to be understood, if supply chains are to continue to run. On the 22nd June

BREXIT UPDATE ; You have 150 days and counting

On the 1st January 2021 you will potentially be liable for customs duty and import VAT when you import goods from the EU and you’ll need to submit safety and security declarations for all exports to the EU. Metro has produced a Brexit health-check questionnaire to help traders prepare for January 1st 2021, when the transition period expires