- External Representation e.g.
to the BIS, European Commission, HMRC and UK Border Force, the US
Government and/or organisations by experienced
- Internal Consultancy, support,
training, including tailor-made check lists for duty
reduction, research, access to world-wide databases, and a
plan of action.
- Advice and Support available
at the end of a phone/fax/e-mail system including access
to other consultancies in UK, Europe, Japan and the United
matter of Export Control TARA Consultants have some of the most extensive experience available
this side of the Atlantic. They can assist your business across the board and
from top to bottom in defining the solutions to Customs
problems, and Complex Export Control Issues.
Exporters of ALL products and their
Forwarding Agents are more at risk in Today's World
even than in the Cold War.
Foreign subsidiaries (especially those with Ex
Pat managers) are often unaware that they must
comply with the Export Controls of the country in
which they are resident as well as the regulations
of their Parent Company's country of Origin.
Also some UK, US EU,UN and Japanese rules apply
Extraterritorially to their exports and re-exports as well
as to their websites and to their nationals resident abroad
in more and more cases. This puts both forwarders and the
exporter's directors at risk..
This is because of the complexity of an ever
growing web of UN,EU, UK, and especially US Sanctions and
Penalties which are superimposed on existing Strategic
Export Controls. In an increasingly integrated global
economy Multinational companies in particular can see their
supply chains disrupted with severe financial loss as
happened during the so called Toshiba Kongsberg Affair, some
years ago. Anything to do with Encryption is particularly
fraught because of the need for surveillance and Counter
-Terrorism controls. In the case of anything related to
Armaments and Embargoed Destinations the UK Trade Controls
are worldwide in application.
For an independent source of advice see the
excellent BIFA article shown here under Export Controls.
companies and their Logistics, Warehousing and Distribution
functions across Europe have benefited from their advice and
support in resolving issues which had a "make or
break" impact on the projects.
Because of this experience a
short consultation can often be enough to evaluate the
viability or otherwise of a multinational company's or inward
investor's strategy. TARA can also assist any
established company or inward investor anywhere in Europe in
avoiding major pitfalls, enhancing service and enhancing
productivity in this complex area. They can point to savings
of tens of thousands (and for some clients millions) of pounds
and the legal avoidance of tax, duty and Vat which would not
have arisen without their essential input.
has worked in
association with lawyers in Belgium, Germany, Holland,
Ireland, Italy, Turkey, the UK and the US.
Withdrawal Agreement, Political Declaration
The FactBase is regularly updated. Here are pointers
to the main recent changes:
updated with concise summaries of the 585-page Withdrawal
Agreement and the 26-page Political Declaration under
updated to reflect new insights from my separate paper on
UK trade and the WTO
and 2017 data throughout.
updated to reflect PwC November Outlook and the current
estimated hit to 2018 GDP of £800m a week.
which includes a useful
the summary section,
which some of you have found helpful as a handout at
market stalls and at meetings/briefings. There's also a
website business card with one of those funny symbols that
you scan to get to the site.
QUESTION YOU MAY HAVE
Brexit saga has been short on facts and long
on deception and delusion such as " agreeing
trade agreements will just be a cut and
Our trade with the Republic
of Ireland alone far exceeds that with the
whole of the Commonwealth including
Australia, New Zealand and Canada. UK/ Irish
trade is greater even if you add in trade
with the so called BRICS (
Brazil,Russia,India , exports to China but
not Chinese imports plus South Africa)
Australia for example accounts for about 1%
of UK's overall trade and New Zealand for
Irish trade is also
important because we cannot feed ourselves,
the progressively lower value of the pound
will give rise to increased prices and
disruption or delay to food imports
especially from Ireland would quickly lead
to shortages in the shops.