REX Numbers Explained

What is a REX Number? REX stands for the Registered Exporters System and is a system developed by the European Commission, used in the EU for certification of the origin of goods based on a principle of self-certification.  The REX system is used to identify suppliers...

Tips for Structuring an International Supply Chain

Introduction According to a survey conducted after Brexit by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, 60% of UK manufacturers have experienced delays in receiving goods from the EU, while 30% have experienced delays in exporting to the EU. Brexit had a huge...
Everything you need to know about the UKCA Mark

Everything you need to know about the UKCA Mark

Latest Information As of November 2022 The UK government has for the third time delayed the requirement for firms to adopt the UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) mark for their goods to be placed in the UK market. The UKCA mark can already be used for goods traded in the...
What to do if HMRC Seizes Goods you Imported

What to do if HMRC Seizes Goods you Imported

When and Why? There are many reasons that HMRC or Border Force might seize goods that are imported into the UK but in the manufacturing and engineering sector it is most likely to be a disagreement about the HS or Commodity Code that was used. Commodity codes, also...
The Challenges of Importing & Exporting Post-Brexit

The Challenges of Importing & Exporting Post-Brexit

Brexit I get asked a lot about the challenges that British importers and exporters are facing at the moment and there’s no doubt that Brexit is the cause of some of the biggest headaches. Whilst we have what is frequently described as a zero tariff zero quota free...
Rules of origin

Rules of origin

What’s the problem? There is growing concern amongst international trade experts that UK exporters aren’t aware that from 1st January 2022 they will be required to demonstrate compliance with the UK-EU rules of origin laid out in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement...