Logistics UK has launched a partnership with AEB, a global trade and logistics software provider, to help businesses prepare for new customs processes after Brexit.
The logistics trade association will provide its members with 5% lifetime discounted access to AEB’s software platform.
By using the four award-winning packages provided by AEB, businesses can speed up customs declarations by making them online before the goods depart their point of origin.
Al Richardson, head of membership at Logistics UK, said: “For many businesses trading with the EU, the new trading conditions from 1 January will be the first time that they have ever had to make customs declarations.
“Our exclusive partnership with customs experts AEB aims to remove the anxiety and unfamiliarity which this could cause and facilitate a smooth, easy transit for goods to EU customers, saving members time and money in the process.”
According to HMRC, customs transactions are set to increase four-fold from 1 January onwards, regardless of the type of deal reached during trade negotiations.
Richardson added: “Customs declarations will be required whether or not the UK reaches a free trade agreement with the EU, and by taking advantage of the AEB offer for Logistics UK members now, exporters can cross this area off their to do list as they prepare for our new relationship with the EU.”