What is Blockchain, and how does it work?

The blockchain is a decentralised digital ledger that records transactions across a computer network. Every time new transactions are added to the blockchain, a new block is created. Once a block is added to the blockchain, the information in it cannot be altered, making the blockchain highly secure and resistant to fraud. The decentralised nature of the blockchain means that any single entity does not control it, making it highly transparent and difficult to corrupt. The most famous blockchain technology is the one used by Bitcoin.

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Humanitarian shipments to Türkiye are exempt from permits

Vehicles that are carrying aid to Türkiye are not required to have journey authorisation, nor are drivers required to have a work visa.

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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.

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Who are you?

Hi! I’m Emmett Young, the business development director for Customs Support in the UK.

What does a business development director do at Customs Support?

I am responsible for the overall commercial side of the business, the customer service team, and our UK marketing efforts.

Emmett Young

Who are you? 

My name is Bas van Steekelenburg, I’m 32 years old, and recently moved to Voorburg (NL) together with my partner. I was raised in the beautiful Westland, a region famous for its greenhouses. I’ve worked at various agencies which are specialised in content marketing, media and performance marketing. Before joining Customs Support I worked at a consulting firm in the role as digital marketing consultant.  

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What is SCDP?

Simplified Customs Declaration Processes (SCDP) is a method for import clearance used by volume traders that allows goods to proceed through the border with minimal information declared.

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What is GVMS?

The Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) is a system that import and export clearances are uploaded to when goods are moving by road between the UK and the EU.

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ZSK Customs Service was founded in 2002 by Athanasios Koukaras-Tsismilis. After a career of managing customs operations, Saki, as Athanasios calls himself, decided it was time to start his own company. Many of the businesses he had worked with over the years decided to join his new firm. It was the start of an exciting journey. ZSK developed into a family business, with family members and close friends of Saki joining the company and helping him grow the business.


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.

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