EXPORT TO THE EU - HELP, GUIDANCE AND FUNDING AVAILABLE

What is ESN?

The Ethically Sourced Network (ESN), is a platform that provides market access for suppliers of ethically sourced and sustainable products. It also provides a decentralised consortium blockchain that creates an infrastructure to facilitate ethical supply chains.

The Ethically Sourced Mark

ESN operates a Blockchain facilitated Ethically Sourced certified mark. in the EU to help Ethically Sourced Suppliers Market their products in the EU.

Problems For Suppliers Exporting To The EU

The UK left the EU on 1st January 2021. In the aftermath, however, there is now a baffling array of post-Brexit rules and regulations that now threaten much of the UK’s export trade to the EU.

There is significant disruption at UK borders as a result of Brexit customs changes, disruption that is increasing. For many, the sheer complexity is proving too much, and they will simply not be able to continue, or consider exporting to the EU.

The Nature Of The Problems

Some of the problems are because the trade deal was put in place very quickly. Other problems are because the sheer complexity of the new Trade arrangements including “rules of origin”, some of which have not been finally determined. Only goods made up largely of parts that originate in the UK qualify as tariff-free.

Major organizations are baffled by what the new regulations mean, let alone SMEs who have never had to deal with the kind of paperwork that is now required.

The new import/export formalities are proving very problematic for businesses of all sizes. Many trucks are stuck in depots, unable to head to the ports due to the inability for the necessary documentation and information to be provided to them

Provision Of Trade Experts To Help

Trade and Customs Experts versed in EU Regulations are urgently needed to help address the problems. ESN has teamed up with the Trade Gateways Programme, provided by Local Merchant Services, to help provide Trade Experts that can help address the problems.

The Experts can provide Training and Professional Advice. This can be provided under a programme fully funded by the UK Government. Please contact us for more information

A selection of these experts are detailed below:

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Organizations need as Much Help as they can get with Trade....

These Experts Can Help your Organizations Maximize your Trade. More Details of the Experts, their location, their Areas of Specialization, and a Video they made at a recent Workshop held on Post Brexit Trade, below :

RICK SCHULTHEIS

Rick is an experienced Marketing Professional.

SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES POST BREXIT

Expert - Cristian O

Cristian's presentation on Supply Chain Issues Post Brexit can be seen here

In the last ten years Cristian has worked, for different companies in oil & gas, energy, retail and logistics industries, having different managing roles within general management, supply chain, production planning, manufacturing, procurement, logistic, sales and project management functions.

He has experience in operations management, strategic planning, business development, program/project management, operational risk assessment and management, organizational change, assembly/overhaul projects, and budget administration.

He has been involved in designing and implementing lean six sigma principles and tools in operations and supply chain environment, being involved in organizational change projects. Delivered continuous improvements in business performance, cost reduction, quality and product delivery, optimizing staff productivity and process overall efficiency to assure achievement of strategic goals.

Specialties Include: Operations management, Business Plans development, Management consultancy, Operations assessment, Business model design and implementation

DOING TRADE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

USING BONDED WAREHOUSES IN THE EU

Expert: Ondrej V

Ondrej's presentation on using Bonded Warehouses in the EU can be seen here

Ondrej is located in the Czech Republic in the EU. He can provide:

  • Sales
  • Logistics
  • Distribution and storage services.

    He can also Provide Trade and Local Customs Services in the Czech Republic as well as Provide Trade and Local Customs Services in Germany or Poland

    CUSTOMS AND TAX REGIME POST BREXIT AND NORTHERN IRELAND PROTOCOL ISSUES

    Expert: Peter S

    Peter's presentation on the Customs and Tax Regime Post Brexit can be seen here

    Peter is a Customs Compliance Manager. His Specialities include: customs regulations, Post Brexit preparation, AEO procedures, customs warehousing

    GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

    THE LOGISTICAL CHALLENGES OF BREXIT

    Expert: Thomas C

    Thomas's presentation on Global Supply Chains and the Logistical Challenges of Brexit can be seen here

    Thomas is an expert in Global Supply Chains. He has held different leading positions with Multinational Organizations including Head of Global. He has set up Logistics Flows and Processes. Thomas is located in Germany.

    EXAMPLES OF HOW THE EXPERTS CAN HELP

    Setting up a customs warehouse in the EU, helps UK Exporters as it allows non-Community goods to be stored in suspension of customs duties, import VAT and commercial policy measures within the European Union. Benefits include duty and VAT suspension on available stock, which improves the cash flow and not having to pay VAT or duty in case of re-export. Benefits also include being able to service markets in the EU with minimal disruption, and the facilitation of seasonal supply adjustments for EU Customers.

    A major problem thrown up by Brexit, is the cross trade rule linked to the origin of goods. This can be a minefield for exporters. The ESN Blockchain can help readily ascertain the origin of goods. The Experts can also help in providing solutions to some problems caused by Post Brexit Rules of origin.

    Please contact us to book an expert.

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