10 02, 2018

Brexit will lead to 47% rise in export declarations

By |Customs|

Brexit will become a reality on 29 March 2019. On that date the UK will leave the European Union and its internal market, and Belgium will become a foreign border for the UK. Free trade in goods between the UK and EU member states will then no longer be possible, leading to a whole lot [...]

7 02, 2018

Intris joins the WiseTech Global Group

By |News|

Today we announced we are joining the WiseTech Global Group… “This is the logical next step for Intris, as we are currently transforming our operations and technologies to better support the market and our customers, with whom we will continue to partner closely. With WiseTech’s global strength and significant innovation capacity invested locally, we will [...]

10 01, 2018

Electronic request for customs clearance: your three advantages

By |Customs|

Since 1 October it is obligatory for customs clearance requests to be sent electronically, under the new rules laid down by the UCC (Union Customs Code, i.e. the EU customs legislation). European Customs Decision System (CDS) A brand-new, pan-European electronic system now permits requests for 22 different types of customs clearance to be submitted by [...]

10 01, 2018

Why industry stands to gain most from the Internet of Things

By |Strategy|

9,366,000,000,000 euros (say it: 9.36 billion euros). That's how much added value the Internet of Things can potentially generate from 2025 onwards. Per year. At least according to the McKinsey Institute. 11% of world GDP 9.3 billion is a maximum figure. McKinsey actually calculated a range from 3.2 to 9.3 billion euros. The difference between [...]

10 01, 2018

Cloud: public, private, multi or hybrid?

By |Strategy|

Cloud applications have found a firm place in the day-to-day operations of companies. The large suppliers are investing massively in cloud services: the IT research institute IDC expects that their turnover from the cloud will double to 554 billion dollars between 2016 and 2021. Large "public" cloud service providers (think Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle) [...]

31 08, 2017

How can logistics operators stand up to the Amazons, Alibabas and Coolblues of this world?

By |Strategy|

Amazon is the largest logistics company in the world. Alibaba makes contracts with Maersk, Kuehne+Nagel, UPS and others. Coolblue manages its own product distribution. Many forwarders and logistics service providers are uneasy as a result. Will the internet giants invest more and more in physical goods handling? Will existing logistics companies get swallowed up by [...]

22 08, 2017

Warehouse management with spreadsheets?

By |Warehouse|

Four reasons why that's no longer a good idea The number of Excel users around the world is estimated at 400 million. As long as it's for personal use or private accounting for small businesses there's nothing wrong with this. Indeed Excel is an excellent tool for drawing up and maintaining simple plans and scenarios. [...]

18 05, 2017

Have you thought of a bonded warehouse for your e-commerce merchandise?

By |Customs|

"Distance selling" or e-commerce grew by 18% in Europe in 2015, reaching a volume of 550 billion euros. The EU is determined to promote this trade and is working hard to remove the obstacles in its way, by among other things streamlining the European Customs and VAT legislation. But already there are plenty of opportunities [...]

11 05, 2017

Supply Chain 2020: the five “to do’s”

By |Strategy|

When you explain the logistics process to an outsider it sounds fairly simple: ensure that the product is delivered in the correct quantity and in good condition at the correct place and date, preferably also at the correct time. But putting this simple scenario into practice is easier said than done, as logistics professionals have [...]

17 04, 2017

Do you have a customs agent/tax representative in the UK yet?

By |Customs|

Last month the House of Commons gave the British prime minister the go-ahead to formally begin Brexit negotiations. The House of Lords is expected to approve this decision next week. Let us assume for the sake of argument that Article 50 will be triggered on 1 March. Under the terms of the Treaty of Lisbon a [...]