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

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

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

John Good Shipping at the Cersaie International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings

John Good Shipping at the Cersaie International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings At the end of September, we were delighted to attend the Cersaie International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings in the historic city of Bologna. The five-day trade fair is the unmissable show for the ceramic tile and bathroom [...]

By |2018-10-17T18:24:41+00:00October 17th, 2018|Categories: Freight Forwarding, Import & Export Conferences|0 Comments

Turkey Currency Crisis and its Impact on Global Trade

Turkey Currency Crisis and its Impact on Global Trade If you’re a fan of holidays in Turkey, you’ll no doubt have been enjoying more affordable breaks away thanks to Turkey’s plummeting exchange rate during 2018. So much so, because of Turkey’s currency and political crisis, the pound is worth around 90% more against the [...]

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