Turbulent times in 2019: the year of the supply chain

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Businesses must use resource planning systems to find competitive advantage as we close out a year that epitomised the importance of the supply chain.


Turbulence has come to define this year for businesses all over the world. I’ve spoken with countless executives whose companies in manufacturing, aerospace, energy and other sectors felt this firsthand. Brexit in Europe, natural disasters, trade wars between the US and China – the list of potential disruptors is getting longer.

HMRC accelerates 95,000 firms onto simplified import procedures

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Transitional Simplified Procedures will make importing after Brexit on 31 October much simpler, particularly for businesses that would be completing customs processes for the first time.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has automatically registered 95,000 businesses for its simplified import procedures allowing most traders up to 6 months to pay import duties and submit customs declarations, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019.