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Tell us about your memorable customs clearances in Ireland

All Together Now: supporting Waterford’s music festival

We’ve completed thousands of customs clearances in Ireland, but it was nice to support those involved with the All Together Now festival – which is on the doorstep of Customs Support Waterford.

Small But Mighty Artwork

What is meant by “export controls” and why are they important?

Export controls refers to the supervision of dual-use and military goods. “Dual use” refers to goods, software, and technology that is used for civilian purposes, but could also benefit military or terrorist organisations.

Export compliance

What is the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean (PEM) agreement?

The Pan-Euro-Mediterranean (PEM) convention aims to increase trade between the European Union and other countries who are entered into the PEM partnership by making the rules of origin more flexible and business-friendly.

Staff walking at a Customs Support site.

What does Customs Support’s Safety department do?

Our safety department has nothing to do with our customs clearance service, and is a separate business line. We operate in the Netherlands, providing a safe working space and experienced hands for measuring and ventilating dangerous gases.

ID. Buzz

We focus on the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) and watch China and the United States (USA). 

The European Union and Australia

The European Union and Australia are close to a new trade agreement. Don Farell, Australia’s Trade Minister, told reporters that that is what Australia is pushing for.

World Trade News (Image: teal world within a manufacturing environment)

Who will be striking?

The strike has been arranged by the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union over pay increases due to the cost-of-living crisis. Following months of smaller strikes for different sectors, their members will now strike together in one of the largest civil strike in recent years.

Some of the government departments involved in the strike are:

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Can you give us an overview of what interim operational customs support is?

Interim operational customs support is where we work inside your operation.

Office workers smiling

Check out this infographic provided by our UK partner, UK Customs Solutions - now Customs support UK.

Incoterms Infographic - download PDF for full text.

Click here to download a pdf version of this document.


Big Ben and British Flag

Did you know that nearly 100 million live Christmas trees are bought across Europe and America every year? If you assumed every tree was valued at £30 (34.27 Euro 20/12/2022), that’s three billion pounds of trade on just the Christmas tree alone. That’s without freight, insurance, or decorations!

Christmas Tree - Guess the Link