Signs and markings for social distancing

19 June 2020

Having surveyed our premises, we have concluded that we can put in place social distancing measures. We wish to display appropriate signage and markings to help enforce these measures. Are there any particular signs or markings we must use?

Air conditioning and the virus

16 June 2020

A trade union safety rep has raised concern over the building’s air conditioning system, stating that it could be spreading the Covid-19 virus. Is this the case and what should we be doing to reduce the risk?

Incoterms® — difference between EXW and FCA

16 June 2020

Some of our export contracts are expressed as ExWorks Incoterms® 2010 Rules, in which case the buyers arrange for the goods to be collected from our factory, whilst others are expressed as FCA in which case the same thing happens. What is the difference?

Incoterms® 2020 — Delivered at Place (DAP)

16 June 2020

Under the new Incoterms® 2020 rules, does the term DAP (Delivered at Place) mean that the seller and supplier of goods has to also insure the goods, as well as getting them to the named place in the buyer’s country and being liable for the risk of loss or damage to them?

AEO applications and requirement for three years’ practical customs experience

12 June 2020

I know that HMRC are accepting Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) applications from EU-only traders and ring-fencing them for assessment after the UK has departed the EU at the end of the transition period. What happens if those traders do not have staff with the three years of practical customs experience needed when dealing with a third country, which is what trade with the EU27 will effectively become?

Requesting a furloughed employee to return

12 June 2020

As I can now reopen my workplace, I am planning to take some of my staff off furlough. How much notice do I need to give an employee to bring them back from furlough?

Unable to guarantee social distancing at work

11 June 2020

We have inspected our building and reviewed our work activities but we cannot guarantee employees will be at least 1m apart at all times, as set out in social distancing requirements. Can we still open the workplace?