At NCC we have continued our preparations in relation to Brexit. In a previous post entitled ‘Brexit – NCC’s contingency plans’ we explained the overall approach that the NCC group was taking. In this update we specifically address the challenges that our UK based customers and contacts may have and explain the steps that NCC have made.
Most people are probably aware that the UK left the EU on the 31st January 2020 and has been in a transitionary phase since. This is currently due to end on the 31st December 2020. To date no formal trade agreement has been reached and as an organisation we are planning for a ‘no deal’ Brexit.
NCC’s UK contingency plans
NCC is actively working with its suppliers of products and services to identify any potential supply chain issues. We are devising solutions to mitigate their impact on the supply chain and minimise disruption to our UK customers. With no formal trade deal in place it is not yet possible to create complete solutions to all the challenges. That said we have taken the below steps as to alleviate the impact.
UK Reach will come into force on the 1st January 2021. All chemical products imported into the UK in quantities over 1 metric tonne will have to be registered. We will be ‘Notifying’ UK Reach of our intention to register all of the products we currently import to the UK, whilst we work with the producers and their “Only Representative” to ensure the products are fully registered. This will allow us to continue to import these products for between 2, 4 or 6 years depending on the volume of product imported and how hazardous it is. For further information on specific products please contact NCC directly.
Contingency Stock Holding
We have stocks of all our regular product lines in our UK warehouse and have increased our inventory levels on regular products to cover demand during the initial Brexit period.
Importation of Goods from Europe and the Rest of the World
NCC have the facilities to create and process import and export documentation, pay import duties and arrange customs clearance. To facilitate this we also have companies registered in the UK and Ireland, both of which have EORI numbers. After the 31st of December all products will have to be imported from Europe into the UK and may incur import duty and additional associated costs.
We are working closely with our approved hauliers and subcontractors. Ensuring they have the necessary authorisation and documentation to carry product across the UK border.
Initially all EU Legislation will transfer into UK Law but after Brexit it is possible that some divergence may occur. NCC will continue to monitor all EU and UK legislation and implement any changes as appropriate.
At NCC, we have experience of importing and exporting globally. Our systems and partners are able to handle the challenges posed by Brexit.
We are committed to the UK market
NCC is committed to its customers, suppliers and the UK market and we will continue to monitor the situation as the final structure of Brexit becomes clear. We will implement appropriate systems to minimise any disruption it may cause to your supply chain.
If you would like any additional information regarding our readiness for Brexit please do not hesitate to contact us. Simply fill out the form below and we will get in contact.