another one of us bites the dust...
at a time when the brexit UK needs us more than ever.
Get yourself back in that customs free Single Market asap UK !!!
Best of luck @montydog58 👍
"UK needs us more than ever" may sound a bit arrogant?
I was referring to the experience & expertise in shipping/customs/SPS matters needed now 'more than ever' ..
instead UK is going to be incredibly top heavy with
(a huge churn/turn over of) novices with non existent mentoring

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12 Dec
On smart borders being a brexit "benefit" ..bollox.
For starters any system is only as good as the interfaced systems are, inc how much the other side of the border allows. It can never be as good as needing no system at all when in a customs "union"
& can never replace the needed physical regulatory checks..
only removed when being part of a single market of (SPS) standards under common legal oversight
Btw UK doesn't need tens of thousands (Gove stated "50,000" in HoC so clearly an understatement) customs "officers" (Border Force) ....but *agents* (private industry to make the customs entries to be cleared by BF). However UK does also need extra approx 5,000 of these "officers"
Read 7 tweets
11 Dec
From a friend in the Freight Forwarding Industry who has authorised me to send this message as he has now just resigned !!!
Hi Michael. I don't know want this public for the moment. Let me think about it. What I have seen going in the EU has been a total car crash
60 80% sales down for many food exporters loads of freight companies just not getting involved.
I know a few companies setting up in Dublin particularly Asian foods rice etc and using it as a base.
I have also heard from good sources that food exporters are entering the EU via Belfast and dodging many checks.
I think the government will have to avoid SPS checks in GB long beyond July.
I can honestly say that importers are not 100% sure of the changes
Read 13 tweets
1 Dec
.. anything being sent to the EU requires customs declarations forms to be attached. These are either CN22 or CN23 forms, depending on the value of the items. People sending from Northern Ireland do not need these forms. 🙄
People still don't get any of it…
But everybody knew what they were voting for 🥴
From a friend "A lot of people both in UK & EU will be in shock over the ensuing parcel mess that will happen this Xmas. But did you note that they were "Sent to the place where one day she may retire"
Oh dear, I'm afraid that ship has sailed, another shock yet to come her way"
Read 4 tweets
28 Nov
Did Priti Patel's & Sajid Javid's parents claim asylum in the 1st countries they travelled through or countries closest to their countries of origin?
Or did they migrate to UK as their preferred choice?
Either way they made applications that were accepted on criteria required
Why so wrong to give all the same rights as you, Patel & Javid, to apply
(where you are only an "illegal" migrant if you don't apply)?
Read 4 tweets
27 Nov
I find it amazing that so many (MPs) still do not understand you need all three
(single market/customs union/CTA)
for a wholly open border.
Nor that they still can't discern the differences between the three.
1/ customs union allows free circulation of commercial value goods within member countries with common external tariffs/duties to non cu members.
(no customs declarations/RoO compliance proof/temp export carnets needed at borders between members)
"customs" basically TAX/DUTIES
2/ single market allows free movement of goods/services/finance/people under common legal oversight to work outside their country of tax residence within member countries
(no proof of compliance with standards/SPS needed at borders between members)
"market" basically STANDARDS
Read 4 tweets
23 Nov
From a Freight Forwarding friend "For the last 10 days we have had a trailer stuck in Germany because the parts no longer comply. So far we have racked up €6500 charges. We now have to bring it back to the UK.
My company has now set up a stand alone customs broker for 1/1.
I strongly suspect that it could ultimately be that the hauliers will be liable. Let's face it we charge ridiculous fees for entries and rarely do the entry clerks have time or knowledge to check the document.
The trickle of clients relocating to the EU is becoming a torrent.
Last week I met a client who says they need to build a new factory they are looking at Czech. Not UK.
It's beyond me how we let these ffing idiots run the country.
I may have told you but I had a meeting with Digby Jones.
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