European exporting & importing post-Brexit

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White List – European exporting & importing post-Brexit

European trade has unique elements

As of January 2021, Brexit is effectively complete and borders have been introduced between the UK and the European Union. With this, procedures have changed whereas importing and exporting to and from Europe is handled differently. A last-minute trade deal was negotiated and the need for customs clearance when transporting goods was introduced.

We are now seeing the regular introduction of mega-ships, which can carry well over 20,000 containers. Additionally, rail freight services that follow the old silk road journey have emerged over the past few years. These services are aimed at filling a gap between ocean and air freight. This document will give you an overview of the three transport modes available when importing from China. It will also outline the strengths and weaknesses of each of them.