WITH LESS than 120 days to go, Europa Road has launched a new customs product to preserve transit times and the flow of goods between the UK and Europe after the Brexit transition period comes to an end on 31 December.

Europa has spent the last 12 months developing what it calls a ‘simple and effective customs process’ designed to minimise transit time delays.

The basic premise of the product is that delays are created by the need to contact importers prior to delivery, to agree terms, and collect VAT and duty prior to delivery.

The new product Europa FLOW is designed to circumvent these issues.

It achieves this by Europa acting as an EU Global VAT representative for its customers, zero rating EU import VAT and billing duty and fees back to the UK party.

These steps, plus the use of Frontier Declarations, will mean that clearance occurs whilst the goods cross the channel. By the time they arrive on the other side, they are free to deliver.