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Brexit Planning

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With so much talk about Brexit these days, and the prospect of a “No Deal” scenario looming large, Transland Group would like to let our customers know how we are preparing for a “No Deal” Brexit, and also offer some advice on how customers can get Brexit-ready.

Transland’s Brexit Planning

As part of our preparation for a “No Deal” Brexit on 29th March 2019, Transland has put the following in place:

• Deferred Payment facility (Comprehensive Guarantee to include Temporary Storage and a Transit Guarantee) – Transland has acquired an AEP number, which allows us to pay VAT and duty on behalf of our customers if required.
• If you are a large-volume importer, we would recommend that you now apply to the Revenue Commissioners for your own Deferred Payment facility – you can find more information on how to do this here: https://www.revenue.ie/en/customs-traders-and-agents/customs-electronic-systems/aep/payment-methods/how-to-apply-for-a-customs-deferred-payment-authorisation.aspx. Should you wish, you can nominate Transland as your preferred Customs Clearance agent, which would allow us to use your deferred payment authorisation on your behalf.
• AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) – we are currently in the process of obtaining AEO Status; this is an internationally-recognised customs authorisation which facilitates priority clearance for goods.
• Customs Clearance training for staff in both Irish and UK offices, so that Transland provide customers with a Customs Clearance facility for their export / import goods.

Customs Clearance Documentation – What You Need To Know

In the event of a “No Deal” Brexit, any goods being exported to or imported from the UK will require a Customs Clearance declaration in the form of a SAD (Single Administrative Document).

However, we have been advised by several Government bodies that even if a deal is reached between Britain and the EU, some form of declaration will still be required, the details of which would be determined between 30th March 2019 and 31st December 2020.

In order for us to prepare a SAD on your behalf, you will need to supply us with the following information on a “Supplier’s Invoice”:

• Full names and addresses of the Exporter and Importer, including VAT numbers
• EORI Number for Consignor (Exporter) and Consignee (Importer)
• Full description of goods
• TARIC Heading (Commodity Code): Customers must identify the correct TARIC code for their goods (1 TARIC Code per item, if you are sending or receiving multiple product types) – please see link below to identify your correct TARIC Code
• Gross Weight and Net Weight of goods (i.e. weight of goods with and without packaging, palletisation, etc.)
• County of Origin of goods
• Full Invoice Value and Currency, to include Delivery Terms i.e. C.I.F (Cost Insurance on Freight) or Ex Works, etc.
• Eircode for any delivery or collection in Ireland – this is information we require for our IT system to route delivery /collection in Ireland

To help you identify the TARIC Code for your goods, the following link will bring you to the EU TARIC Code Database and provides more information on the TARIC system: https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/business/calculation-customs-duties/what-is-common-customs-tariff/taric_en

As is current practice, there will be a charge for Customs Clearance, and over the next few weeks we will give you plenty of notice should this come into place for your consignments.

Pallets and Packaging

The UK Government have just released an important Technical Notice which specifically states that “in the event of no deal, all WPM (Wood Packaging Material) moving between the UK and the EU must meet ISPM15 international standards by undergoing heat treatment and marking”.
WPM includes the following:

• Pallets
• Crates
• Boxes
• Cable Drums
• Spools
• Dunnage

This means that if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, all wood packaging material going into and out of the UK will need to be heat-treated in accordance with ISPM15, and may be subject to official checks either upon or after entry to the EU.

Summary

As the date for Brexit moves closer, more information is becoming available from various sources, and Transland will continue to update and advise customers with necessary and relevant information over the coming weeks. Obviously the information we have provided here is based on a “worst-case scenario”, whereby Britain crashes out of the EU without a deal, and becomes a “third country” with absolutely no trade agreements in place with the EU. However, should a deal be reached, we cannot predict what changes will be implemented as this will be subject to negotiations between Britain and the EU.

Therefore, all we can do at this stage is “prepare for the worst, and hope for the best”.

Further information on how to prepare for Brexit can be found at prepareforbrexit.com, which is a very useful resource. In the meantime, should you have any questions please feel free to contact us on +353 (0)1 8293222 (Ireland office) or +44 (0)845 1530016 (UK office).

Six in a row! Transland achieves Palletways Platinum status for sixth year running

Transland Group are delighted to announce that they have been awarded Platinum status by Palletways, Europe’s No.1 pallet network, for the sixth year in a row.

The announcement was made at the Palletways Operations Conference held in the Belfry Hotel & Resort in Warwickshire on Thursday 5th July.

Membership of the Palletways Platinum Club is reserved for members who reach the designated standards of excellence each year.

Transland Group are proud to be part of an elite group of exceptional carriers, and happy to demonstrate further proof of our ongoing commitment to customer service.

25 years … and the journey continues!

Staff at Transland Group are in high spirits after marking the company’s 25th year in business.

Located in the Ballycoolin area of Dublin, Transland is a member of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, and provides a diverse range of freight forwarding and haulage services for small to medium sized businesses in the Dublin and Southern Ireland area. The firm handles over 1,100 pallets every week on behalf of Palletways, covering on average 450,000 km across Southern Ireland, and employs 45 people in the UK and Ireland.

Kieran Conlon, managing director at Transland Group said:

“We have grown significantly since the company was established in 1993. Initially, we handled magazine distribution between the UK and Ireland but now we work with a range of customers across many sectors, from engineering and household goods to medical equipment and ambient foods. We launched an online booking service for our palletised freight deliveries over ten years ago and it’s still the only service of its kind within the Irish market, so that’s really helped us to continue to grow within the Palletways network.”

Barry Byers, Palletways’ network development director, added:

“Transland’s contribution to the haulage sector has had a wider impact on the industry, allowing businesses across the UK and Europe to move their goods and enable our economy to thrive and grow. Palletways is very proud to be part of the Transland success story, providing the pallet network technology and infrastructure to support their business to deliver the best possible service for their customers.”

Transland Group has been a Platinum Palletways member since 2012, which represents the company’s excellence across a wide range of criteria, including operational performance and commitment to customer service. The company has handled over 500,000 pallets for Palletways to date.

Transland now looks forward to its 50th anniversary!