Europe simplifies customs with the European Maritime Single Window

Exciting news for European logistics. Last 7 January, the European Parliament and the European Council reached an agreement on the new Regulation establishing a European Maritime Single Window. This agreement is known by the initials EMSWe, which stand for “European Maritime Single Window environment”. The single window is defined as a system that allows parties […]

The new EU Customs Regulation published

The European Parliament has approved a new Regulation to give Customs authorities extended powers to detain counterfeit or pirated goods at the borders of the European Union. Regulation 608/2013, which repeals the current Regulation 1383/2003, concerns customs enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) and applies from 1 January 2014. The new Customs Regulation could, in certain specific circumstances, […]

Johnson to impose full customs checks on goods from EU – report

Boris Johnson intends to impose full customs checks on all goods coming into the UK from the EU in a break with previous government policy, according to reports. “We are planning full checks on all EU imports – export declarations, security declarations, animal health checks and all supermarket goods to pass through border inspection posts,” […]

Brexit: Is Boris Johnson telling the truth about Northern Ireland border checks?

This article originally published in October has been updated to take account of the controversy surrounding the prime minister’s latest comments. Boris Johnson has repeated claims that there will be “no checks” between Northern Ireland and Britain under his new Brexit deal – despite evidence to the contrary from trade experts, official documents, and the […]