ICS2 : deadlines and implications for transporters

ICS2

ICS2: DEADLINES AND IMPLICATIONS ON CARRIERS For one year now, all the European actors of the Express and Postal air transport are concerned by ICS2 (“Import control System 2”). In exactly one year, these measures will be applied to other Express and Postal operations as well as to ordinary air transport imports; while finally in […]

Covid-19: a bargain for the shipping giants?

THE COVID-19 CRISIS: A BARGAIN FOR THE OCEAN FREIGHT GIANTS, AND THEN WHAT? Despite the disruption of world trade by the Covid-19 crisis, the shipping companies have paradoxically recorded unprecedented economic performance, the figures are mind-boggling. The Danish A.P. Moller-Maersk, for example, has multiplied its turnover by ten in 2021 and this has not prevented […]

Should France turn its ports into free zones?

Should France turn its ports into free zones ? While the United Kingdom intends to multiply its free port zones to become a maritime hub and Europe is lagging behind in this area, should France opt for a similar strategy? What is a free port zone? It is relatively complex to define this term as […]

Supply Chain facing the challenge of cybersecurity

The Supply Chain facing the challenge of cybersecurity In 2020, more than one out of two companies would have been the victim of a cyber-attack, according to the Club of Experts in Information and Digital Security. This threat affects all companies, whatever their size is, and particularly the Supply Chain, often considered as the weak […]

Accelerating the digital transition for customs

Accelerating the digital transformation for customs On January 26, the World Customs Organization inaugurated the International Customs Day on the theme of “accelerating digital transformation”. So, what is the place of digital in today’s customs, and what will be its place in tomorrow’s customs? Despite its greying image, customs is increasingly equipped with powerful digital […]

The EU’s new initiative on customs risk management

The EU's new initiative

The EU’s new initiative on customs risk management The new EU customs risk management initiative was put out for consultation on October 5, 2021 and is expected to be adopted by the Commission in the first quarter of 2022. This is one of the fastest initiatives given the time between the consultation process and the […]

In 2022: European eyes on the UK

In 2022: European eyes on the UK In 2022, there will be movement across the UK in terms of customs novelty. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging businesses to prepare for the changes. From Jan. 1, 2022, traders will be subject to new Brexit-related controls that go into effect in January. The “grace” […]

HS 2022: the seventh edition of the Harmonized System

SH 2022

HS 2022: the seventh edition of the Harmonized System Onward to 2022! The seventh edition of the Harmonized System (HS 2022) comes into effect on January 1, 2022 and brings many changes. Fortunately, Customs Bridge will be happy to guide you through the various changes to come. Many changes   Indeed, about 350 amendments define […]

A new customs tool: France SESAME

A new customs tool: France SESAME Customs procedures and related administrative steps are not always easy. The different customs controls and processes when certain goods cross borders can be a real administrative headache. Fortunately, some actors provide tools to facilitate all this. Focus on France SESAME: the new tool available to supply chain actors.   […]

In 2022, the reverse charge of VAT on imports will become mandatory and automatic.

In 2022, the reverse charge of VAT on imports will become mandatory and automatic As of January 1, 2022, the General Directorate of Customs and Indirect Rights (DGDDI) will transfer the management and collection of VAT applicable to imports to the General Directorate of Public Finance (DGFIP) for all taxpayers identified for VAT in France. […]