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ASM SIGNS UP STATESIDE SKATES TO ITS SEQUOIA CUSTOMS DECLARATION SOFTWARE AS IT LOOKS TO NAVIGATE BREXIT UPHEAVAL


The EU makes up 65% of the SME’s exports and it will use ASM’s Sequoia platform to do its own outbound Customs clearance

London, UK, Thursday 5th March 2020 – Agency Sector Management (ASM) has signed up Stateside Skates to its Customs clearance software Sequoia, as the action sports SME gets a system in place to help it meet new trading conditions set to come into effect when the UK exits the European Union (EU).

The company began trading in 1981 and owns, designs and distributes seven brands in the action sports industry, selling skateboards, roller skates, ice skates, helmets, scooters and all related accessories.

The UK supply chain is in a race against time to implement the systems needed from 31st December, when the UK leaves the EU.

Brexit could have a huge impact on the SME, as around 65 per cent of its business is exports to the EU and it will use the Sequoia software to do its own outbound Customs clearance.

“We currently ship multiple consignments per day into the EU which, after the transition period has ended, will need to be Customs cleared before leaving the UK,” said Alistair Crichton, CEO, Stateside Skates.

“We plan to consolidate these consignments into one single ‘mother’ consignment and do our own outbound Customs clearance for this consignment through the Sequoia software.”

Crichton said when the UK is outside the EU and potentially without a trade deal, the possible impacts on customers and Stateside Skates will be huge and it needs to continue trading with no downsides.

When the UK leaves the EU, customers will need to pay import VAT and will become the importer of records into the EU – which could lead to higher duty and Customs clearance costs.

“The biggest challenge for us is not knowing what to plan for. There is not enough information being released for SMEs to understand what the potential impact will be on trade.

“The least we can do is to get the right system in place, which can help us deal with any potential impact on trade,” said Crichton.

Peter MacSwiney, Chairman of ASM, said he is delighted to sign up Stateside Skates to help the SME navigate future changes to Customs clearance when the UK exits the EU at the end of this year.

“Stateside Skates identified ASM’s Sequoia Customs clearance software to help them with business continuity as the UK leaves the EU.

“Sequoia delivers outstanding levels of productivity and compliance benefits to forwarders,” he said.

Last month, the UK Government announced that import controls would be brought in on EU goods at the border from 31st December 2020.

“Now is the time to get the right software in place, or if you have the software, it might be that you need to get the automation in place to deal with the increased volume of entries that is predicted,” said MacSwiney.

ASM is an independent company and its one-stop Sequoia Customs clearance software is used across the international freight supply chain.

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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 SIGNS UP STATESIDE SKATES TO ITS SEQUOIA CUSTOMS DECLARATION SOFTWARE AS IT LOOKS TO NAVIGATE BREXIT UPHEAVAL

The EU makes up 65 per cent of the SME’s exports and it will use ASM’s Sequoia platform to do its own outbound Customs clearance

London, UK, Thursday 5th March 2020 – Agency Sector Management (ASM) has signed up Stateside Skates to its Customs clearance software Sequoia, as the action sports SME gets a system in place to help it meet new trading conditions set to come into effect when the UK exits the European Union (EU).

The company began trading in 1981 and owns, designs and distributes seven brands in the action sports industry, selling skateboards, roller skates, ice skates, helmets, scooters and all related accessories.

The UK supply chain is in a race against time to implement the systems needed from 31st December, when the UK leaves the EU.

Brexit could have a huge impact on the SME, as around 65 per cent of its business is exports to the EU and it will use the Sequoia software to do its own outbound Customs clearance.

“We currently ship multiple consignments per day into the EU which, after the transition period has ended, will need to be Customs cleared before leaving the UK,” said Alistair Crichton, CEO, Stateside Skates.

“We plan to consolidate these consignments into one single ‘mother’ consignment and do our own outbound Customs clearance for this consignment through the Sequoia software.”

Crichton said when the UK is outside the EU and potentially without a trade deal, the possible impacts on customers and Stateside Skates will be huge and it needs to continue trading with no downsides.

When the UK leaves the EU, customers will need to pay import VAT and will become the importer of records into the EU – which could lead to higher duty and Customs clearance costs.

“The biggest challenge for us is not knowing what to plan for. There is not enough information being released for SMEs to understand what the potential impact will be on trade.

“The least we can do is to get the right system in place, which can help us deal with any potential impact on trade,” said Crichton.

Peter MacSwiney, Chairman of ASM, said he is delighted to sign up Stateside Skates to help the SME navigate future changes to Customs clearance when the UK exits the EU at the end of this year.

“Stateside Skates identified ASM’s Sequoia Customs clearance software to help them with business continuity as the UK leaves the EU.

“Sequoia delivers outstanding levels of productivity and compliance benefits to forwarders,” he said.

Last month, the UK Government announced that import controls would be brought in on EU goods at the border from 31st December 2020.

“Now is the time to get the right software in place, or if you have the software, it might be that you need to get the automation in place to deal with the increased volume of entries that is predicted,” said MacSwiney.

ASM is an independent company and its one-stop Sequoia Customs clearance software is used across the international freight supply chain.

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.