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Do you import goods from China? Find out how Chinese New Year 2019 could affect your supply chain

Do you import goods from China? Find out how Chinese New Year 2019 could affect your supply chain Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the most important of the holidays for the Chinese and is the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year 2019 [...]

By |2018-12-14T19:04:27+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: China and Far East, Freight Forwarding, Holidays, Shipping|Tags: |0 Comments

Office Opening Times during Christmas and New Year (2018-19)

Office Opening Times during Christmas and New Year (2018-19) The UK offices of John Good Shipping share the following opening times over the Christmas and New Year period: December 24th          08:30 - 13:00 December 25th          Closed (Christmas Day) December 26th          Closed (Boxing Day) [...]

By |2018-12-13T17:12:51+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Holidays, Shipping|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What is an Arab CofO?

What is an Arab CofO? An Arab CofO – or Arab Certificate of Origin – is an international trade document that is required for goods that are being exported to Arab League countries. Why do I need one? A certificate of origin is required by the customs office of the receiving country to calculate [...]

By |2018-12-11T09:37:12+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Freight Forwarding, Shipping|Tags: , |0 Comments

How to calculate VAT & Duty on goods imported from outside the EU

How to calculate VAT & Duty on goods imported from outside the EU If you're planning on importing goods from outside of the EU, then VAT & Duty are two expenses that you need to factor into your costings. It may seem like you're getting a great deal when importing from a far-flung supplier, [...]

CHECKLIST: A Guide for UK Customs Clearance of Goods

CHECKLIST: A Guide for UK Customs Clearance of Goods Just the word 'customs' can be enough to strike fear into any importer or exporter – especially if they're new to the process. But there's no reason to be concerned about the 'guardians of the gate', especially if you have an experienced freight forwarder to [...]

By |2018-12-04T12:15:55+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Freight Forwarding, Shipping, UK|0 Comments

What is an EUR1 certificate?

What is an EUR1 certificate? If you're considering exporting or importing from/to the UK with a country that has a trade agreement with the EU, you need to know about the EUR1. The EUR1 is a movement certificate (a certificate of origin) that you need to claim a preferential rate of duty (usually zero) [...]

What is an ATR1 certificate?

What is an ATR1 certificate? If you're considering importing from or exporting to Turkey then you'll need to familiarise yourself with the ATR1 certificate. This certificate – the Admission Temporaire Roulette cert – is required to benefit from the preferential rates of duty (mostly zero) when moving industrial products between an EU country and [...]

By |2018-12-11T09:33:03+00:00November 10th, 2018|Categories: Freight Forwarding, Turkey|Tags: |0 Comments

The World’s Most Beautiful Ports

The World's Most Beautiful Ports Shipping ports aren't generally known for being the prettiest of places. They're often found in the waterside industrial areas of cities, and the vast cranes and stacks of containers don't do much to add ambience. However, some shipping ports will surprise you with their scenic surroundings and impressive nearby [...]

By |2018-12-11T09:38:50+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Holidays, Shipping|Tags: , |0 Comments

John Good acquires 50% stake in Connaught Air Services

John Good acquires 50% stake in Connaught Air Services The John Good Group has announced it has acquired a 50% stake in Connaught Air Services, building further on its presence in the air freight market after gaining IATA accreditation in 2016. Connaught is a global logistics company, founded in 1985 by David Irwin and [...]

UK Haulage Crisis – What’s happening and how to avoid haulage problems

UK Haulage Crisis - What’s happening and how to avoid haulage problems Chaotic seems to be an accurate word to describe the UK haulage industry at the moment. A combination of congestion at container ports and a massive shortage of HGV drivers are causing delays and frustration at various ports around the UK which [...]

By |2018-12-11T09:35:35+00:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Freight Forwarding, Industry Insight, Road Haulage|Tags: |0 Comments
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