From the East Anglian Daily Times, 5th January 2016
The new Union Customs Code (UCC) will significantly change what is allowed, and what is not allowed, potentially creating some real challenges for importers, exporters, shipping lines, hauliers, freight forwarders, manufacturers, ship agents … and so on.
When the UCC enters force in May 2016, it will replace existing customs rules. Its underlying principles are that all communication should be electronic, and to simplify and modernise procedures.
Some are ready, but many are not. Indeed, many seem blissfully unaware of what’s coming and its consequences – and these companies could be heading for some real problems, says Suffolk-based consultant Miles Vartan, a specialist in Customs and freight security matters.
Read the full article on the EADT site here