CDS export is now open for all declaration types

CDS exports for maritime opens on 4th March. All declaration types can now be processed by CDS. All users must migrate to CDS by 4th June. A limited exceptions process may be available if you cannot make the deadline. CHIEF closes for all declarations in the summer. Take time to review the HMRC “Exports Declarant […]

2024 Customs Update

Find below a full list of key changes AICES members should plan for in the Customs arena in 2024. For the full briefing note on these issues, or for more information or support, please  contact Robert Pryce or Amanda Francis. Removal of 999L import license waiver. Imports from Ireland require full customs controls. Border Target […]

Driving licence flexibility for alternatively-fuelled vehicles

The DfT has said published its consultation response on driving licence flexibility for alternatively-fuelled vehicle. They have said that drivers should be able to adopt a zero emission van with as much ease as a petrol or diesel equivalent. As such, they will remove the 5 hour training requirement currently in place for drivers operating […]

New NCTS5 Implementation Date – 1 July 2024

AICES received the below message from HMRC on 9th October: If you’re an NCTS user who moves goods using transit, please read this important information. If you represent an NCTS user, please make them aware of this update. Change to the NCTS5 implementation date The Common Transit Convention (CTC) authority have announced that there will […]

London Direct Vision Standard (DVS) Specifications Published

TfL have  now published the operator guidance and specifications for the next stage of DVS.  Heavy goods vehicles over 12 tonnes will need to have a three-star rating or fit a Progressive Safe System to operate in Greater London, from 28 October 2024. Click here to find out more on the TfL website. Members should […]

Changes to Alcohol Duty

At the Spring Budget 2023, the Chancellor confirmed changes to the structure of the Alcohol Duty system, creating standardised tax bands for all alcoholic products based on alcohol by volume (ABV). These changes take effect on 1 August 2023.  Changes to Alcohol Duty This post is intended to make you aware of steps to take if […]

AICES joins the UK’s first E-Commerce Trade Commission

AICES has joined the UK’s first E-Commerce Trade Commission, brought together by the Institute of Export & International Trade. Other members of the Commission include Amazon, Alibaba Group, eBay, Google Shopify, the Federation of Small Business, and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. The Commission will run for two years and will […]

Windsor Framework –AICES statement

The Government has today issued a statement on the Windsor Framework which comes into force for movement of parcels from Great Britain to Northern Ireland from 30 September 2024.  The Government is consulting with trade partners on implementation of the Windsor Framework.  The parcels waiver will stay in place until 30 September 2024 and until […]

The Economic Impact of Night Flying in the UK – Report by York Aviation

In early 2021, Airlines UK, working with a number of industry partners including AICES, commissioned York Aviation to undertake an assessment of the economic impact of night flying in the UK. The primary purpose of this report is to update, refresh and extend previous research undertaken in this area to provide a strong evidence base […]