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Customs Support, the neutral and dynamic partner for customs matters in Europe, announces the acquisition of SPTT. With this acquisition, Customs Support strengthens her presence in France and underpins the ambition to be in close proximity to her clients.

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Why is there gas in containers?

Containers are often fumigated to combat insects and other pests. Gases most used are phosphine in food products, methyl bromide in wooden products, and ethylene oxide. The last one is used to sterilize medical devices. These gases are intentionally put into the containers.

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You only send the relevant data to us once. We then use this data to create all customs documents and to request any applicable permits. We also take care of all the communication with the relevant authorities. Customs Support’s customs software has links to all the relevant customs authorities (in 7 countries: Belgium, Germany, France, Great-Britain, Italy, The Netherlands and Poland), enabling us to communicate seamlessly on your behalf.

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Measuring gas in shipping containers is very important, but there many other confined spaces that should be checked for dangerous gasses. Most dangerous gasses can not be seen, and some also can’t be smelled.

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In this series, we will interview the people who are always ready to assist you with importing or exporting your goods without worries. Next up in this series is Rick Kramer, who is Regional Manager West at Customs Support Safety.

Rick Kramer - Customs Support Safety Regional Manager
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These numbers are important because 20% of the containers contain hazardous gases. Depending on the cargo, a wide range of off-gassing production chemicals, sterilants, and fumigants in these containers potentially pose a serious threat to transport workers, warehouse employees, and customs officials. The rise in container shipments also means a rise in risk.  

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From Automated to Manual 

The new procedure instated by the French Customs Authority unfortunately no longer allows digital processing of T documents. The Customs Authority launched a new system called Delta T in which all T documents need to be created manually. The processing of T documents by customs agents is now also manual and is done by stamping documents. 
 

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How to Export Goods From the EU to the UK

If you want to transport goods from the European Union to the United Kingdom you now need to export them. For this, you need to have a European Union EORI number.

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One thing that will not change after Brexit is the need for a MRN. Both the Customs Authorities in the European Union and the Customs Authority in the United Kingdom will keep issuing MRN’s. So, what is an MRN?  

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In our series #WeAreCustomsSupport, you will meet the people behind Customs Support. We value our colleagues and the work they do. In this series, we will interview the people that are always ready to assist you and help you import or export your goods without worries. Next up in this series is Customs Support Brexit Team Leader Miguel Navarro.