Customs Declaration Service

6 July 2022

Why should importers register for the Customs Declaration Service (CDS)? There is very little VAT or duty on goods we carry as it is mostly meat products; however, I have seen CDS guidance that says importers need to register via their Government Gateway account.

Is it mainly just for linking Deposit Allocation Number (DAN) accounts to freight agents, and will all EORI numbers still be accepted if no VAT or duty is liable, without the importer signing up to the CDS?

Turkey name change

6 July 2022

Following the official change of name of Turkey, is there anything we need to action to support this? Will all the trade agreements and forms have to be updated with the new name? Is the ISO country code staying the same?

Ecolabels

1 July 2022

Whatever happened to the “Green Flower” ecolabel? I haven’t seen any of them around lately.

Imperial measurements

29 June 2022

The Government is talking about reintroducing imperial measure. As a construction company, do we need to change anything?