Advice for hauliers operating in EU countries

Guidance issued on permit application scheme, but there's a deadline: 12 November 2018. There is some important news this week for UK commercial drivers and haulage companies transporting goods abroad. In the unlikely event that the UK leaves...

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CDS to replace CHIEF

The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) will replace the current Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) service and its functionalities. CDS will be compatible with the EU Customs Data Model and UCC requirements. CDS will introduce...

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Ligentia awarded full AEO status

Project Managed by VARTAN, global freight forwarder Ligentia have been awarded full AEO status in the UK, thereby reducing their customs and supply chain risk. Ligentia work closely with a number of sectors - including retail, defence and mining - where...

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Fundraising Charlie Chaplin

VARTAN's Neil Bird joined hundreds of other runners for the Kesgrave 5km fun run this weekend. In his Charlie Chaplin fancy dress, Neil was one of 380 people who took part in the race, raising money for the Kate Moyes Memorial Fund at St Elizabeth Hospice....

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Vartan steers Forth Ports through AEO accreditation

VARTAN has successfully guided Forth Ports in obtaining Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status for part of its Scottish operations. This newly awarded certification makes these the first ports in Scotland to benefit from full AEO status. The ports...

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AEO – what you need to know

Holly Tonge, Manager at VARTAN, is presenting a webinar for the Institute of Export & International Trade, as part of their free online information service, Open to Export."AEO - what you need to know" will take place on 14 March 2018 at 14:00. In this...

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Welcome to VARTAN – Our new brand

We are proud to announce that Miles Vartan Consultancy has rebranded as VARTAN, with the change accompanying a move to new premises close to the Port of Felixstowe to accommodate continued expansion. Managing director, Miles Vartan, said: “We have...

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Vartan Consultancy at the IOE&IT World Trade Summit

The Institute of Export and International Trade annual World Trade Summit, held at Stationers' Hall, London, focused on 'The Landscape Post Brexit'. Vartan's Neil Bird delivered a compelling speech regarding the strategic advantages of AEO for UK based importers and...

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Quickgrind gain full AEO status

Quickgrind Ltd based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, have been awarded full AEO status by HMRC, effective from 30 April 2017. As a UK based exporter specialising in carbide cutting tools, AEO status will provide Quickgrind with access to simplified customs procedures....

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Leading UK flooring manufacturer awarded AEO

Polyflor Ltd have achieved full AEO status effective from 15th February 2017. Based near Manchester, Polyflor is a major UK manufacturer of commercial floor coverings. As a quality driven organisation, AEO complements the ISO certifications already held by Polyflor,...

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Mobile phones affecting your life

As mankind continues to evolve into the 21st Century, we continue to be able to take advantage of technological developments that are designed to make our lives easier, but also don’t forget, to make money for the individual and corporations who introduce them into...

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ISO Accreditations

Vartan Consultancy can assist you in obtaining and maintaining the following accreditations: ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management (formerly ISO 9001:2008) ISO 9001:2015  specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organisation: a) needs to demonstrate...

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New Team Member for Vartan Consultancy

We are pleased to announce that Sue Jerstice has recently joined the team. Sue is going to be offering invaluable office support to our consultants.  Sue joins us on a part time basis and comes from a HR & Recruitment background.  Good luck Sue and...

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Traffic commissioner gives HGV driver 12-month ban

In light of the article below, Miles from Vartan Consultancy would suggest that: You make sure that your drivers are aware of the powers of the Traffic Commissioner in terms of their own vocational driving licence Checks are made with your tachograph checking...

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Compliance with Health & Safety Law

You can follow a clear path to continually improve compliance against Health & Safety legislation. For help with how to write an effective Health & Safety Policy and: communicating with your employees encouraging them to communicate with you about H&S...

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