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ASM PREPARES UK BUSINESSES FOR MAJOR POST-BREXIT CUSTOMS CHANGES COMING INTO FORCE IN 2024


ASM has begun offering additional support to help companies across the country prepare for a fresh wave of rules dealing with post-Brexit trade

London, UK, Tuesday, 21 May 2024: Agency Sector Management (ASM) is preparing hundreds of UK companies for major changes in the Customs landscape this year as the volume of system changes caused by Brexit ramps up.

In addition to adapting to HMRC’s new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), the final deadline for which is 4th June, importers and exporters will be faced with a barrage of Customs system changes in the second half of 2024, including new safety and security requirements and The Windsor Framework.

To ensure businesses are fully supported in complying with incoming regulations, ASM has expanded its team by 19% in 2024, with customer service and tech hires to guide customers through procedural modifications and deliver the software needed.

ASM has also delivered a series of successful webinars designed to help businesses prepare for upcoming changes, including the transition to CDS and the move to the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS)5.

“The upgrade to NCTS 5 is the latest in a long list of customs changes that will impact importers and exporters in 2024, and as with any system change, the key is to be well-informed,” said Sharon Greer, ASM General Manager.

“We can make the software updates, but a key part of our role is also helping businesses understand the changes, what they need to do to comply, and how new rules and regulations will impact their operations.”

Over 1,000 traders have attended ASM’s webinars in the first half of the year, including 225 who attended the most recent session on the switch to NCTS 5, due to take effect on 1st July 2024.

NCTS 5 is used in countries participating in the Common Transit Convention (CTC) and simplifies the process of moving goods into or through EU Member States, a process that has become more complicated since the UK’s exit from the EU customs Union.

“With so many changes on the horizon, this year will be particularly challenging for anyone involved in importing or exporting goods to or from the UK,” said Simon Adams, Program Manager at ASM.

“As such, companies need to work harder than ever to keep on top of shifting legislation, and our webinars and supporting resources are designed to help traders understand new rules and new systems.”

ABOUT ASM

Agency Sector Management (UK) Ltd (ASM), is the leading software provider to the UK Customs clearance and freight forwarding industries and has three decades of experience in addressing the complex needs of global freight forwarders and providing total Customs solutions.

Sequoia, its complete software solution, supports across the board in:

  • Air & Ocean Import and Export
  • External Temporary Storage Facilities (ETSF)
  • Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP)
  • Customs Warehousing
  • New Computerised Transit System (NCTS)
  • Designated Export Place (DEP)
  • Air WayBills (AWB’s)
  • Forwarding Documentation
  • Job Costing and Invoicing
  • Worksheets
  • Web Services Application Programme Interface

ASM represents the interests of the freight forwarding community through advocacy activities, ensuring its voice is heard during drafting of legislation and tackling the issues at the forefront of the industry’s concern.

Through these activities, ASM ensures its software is responsive to its users’ priorities, making it the innovative, integrated solution they need, be they freight forwarders, community, or government systems.

To find out more visit www.asm.org.uk


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ASM PREPARES UK BUSINESSES FOR MAJOR POST-BREXIT CUSTOMS CHANGES COMING INTO FORCE IN 2024

ASM has begun offering additional support to help companies across the country prepare for a fresh wave of rules dealing with post-Brexit trade

London, UK, Tuesday, 21 May 2024: Agency Sector Management (ASM) is preparing hundreds of UK companies for major changes in the Customs landscape this year as the volume of system changes caused by Brexit ramps up.

In addition to adapting to HMRC’s new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), the final deadline for which is 4th June, importers and exporters will be faced with a barrage of Customs system changes in the second half of 2024, including new safety and security requirements and The Windsor Framework.

To ensure businesses are fully supported in complying with incoming regulations, ASM has expanded its team by 19% in 2024, with customer service and tech hires to guide customers through procedural modifications and deliver the software needed.

ASM has also delivered a series of successful webinars designed to help businesses prepare for upcoming changes, including the transition to CDS and the move to the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS)5.

“The upgrade to NCTS 5 is the latest in a long list of customs changes that will impact importers and exporters in 2024, and as with any system change, the key is to be well-informed,” said Sharon Greer, ASM General Manager.

“We can make the software updates, but a key part of our role is also helping businesses understand the changes, what they need to do to comply, and how new rules and regulations will impact their operations.”

Over 1,000 traders have attended ASM’s webinars in the first half of the year, including 225 who attended the most recent session on the switch to NCTS 5, due to take effect on 1st July 2024.

NCTS 5 is used in countries participating in the Common Transit Convention (CTC) and simplifies the process of moving goods into or through EU Member States, a process that has become more complicated since the UK’s exit from the EU customs Union.

“With so many changes on the horizon, this year will be particularly challenging for anyone involved in importing or exporting goods to or from the UK,” said Simon Adams, Program Manager at ASM.

“As such, companies need to work harder than ever to keep on top of shifting legislation, and our webinars and supporting resources are designed to help traders understand new rules and new systems.”

ABOUT ASM

Agency Sector Management (UK) Ltd (ASM), is the leading software provider to the UK Customs clearance and freight forwarding industries and has three decades of experience in addressing the complex needs of global freight forwarders and providing total Customs solutions.

Sequoia, its complete software solution, supports across the board in:

  • Air & Ocean Import and Export
  • External Temporary Storage Facilities (ETSF)
  • Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP)
  • Customs Warehousing
  • New Computerised Transit System (NCTS)
  • Designated Export Place (DEP)
  • Air WayBills (AWB’s)
  • Forwarding Documentation
  • Job Costing and Invoicing
  • Worksheets
  • Web Services Application Programme Interface

ASM represents the interests of the freight forwarding community through advocacy activities, ensuring its voice is heard during drafting of legislation and tackling the issues at the forefront of the industry’s concern.

Through these activities, ASM ensures its software is responsive to its users’ priorities, making it the innovative, integrated solution they need, be they freight forwarders, community, or government systems.

To find out more visit www.asm.org.uk

Our Vision

The objective of SESAR is to modernise European ATM by defining, developing and delivering new or improved technologies and procedures (SESAR Solutions).

SESAR’s vision builds on the notion of trajectory-based operations’ and relies on the provision of air navigation services (ANS) in support of the execution of the business or mission trajectory — meaning that aircraft can fly their preferred trajectories without being constrained by airspace configurations.

SESAR Deployment Manager

The SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) function is defined by the Article 9 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) N°409/2013. Under the oversight of the European Commission, the SDM function consists of the synchronisation and the coordination of the deployment of the Common Projects. A Common Project is a Commission Implementing Regulation which mandates the implementation of the most essential operational changes in the European ATM Master Plan by the Member States of the European Union and their operational stakeholders. The first Common Project is known as the Pilot Common Project (PCP) and is defined by the Regulation (EU) N°716/2014. The SDM synchronises and coordinates implementation against the SESAR Deployment Programme which is a project view of the Common Projects organizing their implementation into optimum sequences of activities by all the stakeholders required to implement. To develop and maintain the SESAR Deployment Programme in close consultation with all the stakeholders is another important task under the SDM function.