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    ASM SEQUOIA PLATFORM HELPING SIMARCO AS IT PREPARES FOR CUSTOMS DECLARATIONS ON NORTHERN IRELAND SHIPMENTS POST-BREXIT


    A survey of customers using ASM’s Sequoia Customs clearance software has revealed many are worried the new procedures will damage their business

    London, UK, Monday, 24th August 2020 : Agency Sector Management’s (ASM) Sequoia Customs clearance platform is helping Simarco Worldwide Logistics prepare for plans by the UK Government to introduce Customs declarations on freight moving between Northern Ireland (NI) and Great Britain (GB).

    “ASM’s Sequoia software has been Simarco’s preferred platform of choice for many years, we utilise it for our global imports and exports and this will be extended to operate our Customs clearances once we leave the EU,” said Trevor Scott, Managing Director, Simarco Worldwide Logistics.

    In response to an ASM survey of users, around 170 enterprises say they move freight on the NI/GB trade lane.

    Many in the industry have expressed the view that the new measures outlined will have a negative impact on trade and Scott agrees that the changes might well damage business.

    “Our business model along with our partner in NI and customer base is founded on the concept of late collections in GB for next day deliveries into NI,” said Scott.

    “This requires a seamless journey which will be seriously impacted with the requirement for Customs declarations.

    “There is a feeling of betrayal in the freight community that these new procedures are being introduced after early assurances they would not be required.”

    Scott said ASM has played a key role in helping the forwarder in an advisory capacity and providing evidenced-based knowledge to enable Simarco to shape what the business needs to prepare for, when the UK’s transition period with the EU ends on 1st January 2021.

    ASM Chairman, Peter MacSwiney, said: “There is much concern among our freight forwarder users who trade across the Irish Sea, and we are working with them to help prepare for the changes that will come into effect and to ensure business continuity.”

    He said he is also concerned that a lot of the systems and infrastructures proposed for trading between NI and GB does not exist yet, and 1st January 2021 is only five months away.

    “We are actively pushing for clarity and answers to outstanding queries and issues that we have already raised with HMRC on behalf of our customers,” said MacSwiney.

    ASM’s Sequoia Customs clearance software is used by forwarders across the UK supply chain and is a complete freight management platform that is constantly updated to meet new trading processes.

    Ends.

    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 SEQUOIA PLATFORM HELPING SIMARCO AS IT PREPARES FOR CUSTOMS DECLARATIONS ON NORTHERN IRELAND SHIPMENTS POST-BREXIT

    A survey of customers using ASM’s Sequoia Customs clearance software has revealed many are worried the new procedures will damage their business

    London, UK, Monday, 24th August 2020 : Agency Sector Management’s (ASM) Sequoia Customs clearance platform is helping Simarco Worldwide Logistics prepare for plans by the UK Government to introduce Customs declarations on freight moving between Northern Ireland (NI) and Great Britain (GB).

    “ASM’s Sequoia software has been Simarco’s preferred platform of choice for many years, we utilise it for our global imports and exports and this will be extended to operate our Customs clearances once we leave the EU,” said Trevor Scott, Managing Director, Simarco Worldwide Logistics.

    In response to an ASM survey of users, around 170 enterprises say they move freight on the NI/GB trade lane.

    Many in the industry have expressed the view that the new measures outlined will have a negative impact on trade and Scott agrees that the changes might well damage business.

    “Our business model along with our partner in NI and customer base is founded on the concept of late collections in GB for next day deliveries into NI,” said Scott.

    “This requires a seamless journey which will be seriously impacted with the requirement for Customs declarations.

    “There is a feeling of betrayal in the freight community that these new procedures are being introduced after early assurances they would not be required.”

    Scott said ASM has played a key role in helping the forwarder in an advisory capacity and providing evidenced-based knowledge to enable Simarco to shape what the business needs to prepare for, when the UK’s transition period with the EU ends on 1st January 2021.

    ASM Chairman, Peter MacSwiney, said: “There is much concern among our freight forwarder users who trade across the Irish Sea, and we are working with them to help prepare for the changes that will come into effect and to ensure business continuity.”

    He said he is also concerned that a lot of the systems and infrastructures proposed for trading between NI and GB does not exist yet, and 1st January 2021 is only five months away.

    “We are actively pushing for clarity and answers to outstanding queries and issues that we have already raised with HMRC on behalf of our customers,” said MacSwiney.

    ASM’s Sequoia Customs clearance software is used by forwarders across the UK supply chain and is a complete freight management platform that is constantly updated to meet new trading processes.

    Ends.

    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.