road haulage

New Rules for International Road Haulage in 2022

If you transport goods to or through Europe using cars and trailers, vans, and HGVs, you’ve got some new international road haulage rules to get used to. The new rules mean you might need to: Register some journeys within Europe on an online service from 2nd February A vehicle operator licence is you use vans Read More

alcohol and tobacco clearance

Smart Directions is Now Offering Alcohol and Tobacco Customs Clearance

Now we offer alcohol and tobacco customs clearance, we thought it would be good to tell you a bit about these goods and the hoops you have to jump through when importing and exporting them. Alcohol and tobacco are excise goods. As such, UK excise duty is chargeable when imported into or produced in the Read More

e-commerce

E-commerce and Brexit – taxes, rules, and regulations

What you’ll learn What the new VAT rules for e-commerce sellers are How to best prepare for the latest customs regulations The health and safety impact What to tell your customers Brexit continues to have an enormous impact on UK businesses, especially for those involved in e-commerce. For e-commerce sellers, it means more bureaucracy and Read More

brexit latest

The Brexit Latest – The UK’s Approach for 2020 and Beyond

A lot has already happened in 2020 in regard to Brexit and the new transition period as well as the UK Government’s approach to future negotiations. There is, unfortunately, still a reasonable amount of uncertainty for businesses, but at least a workable path forward is starting to form. For the majority of businesses across the Read More

brexit extension

Brexit Extension – What it Means for International Trade

In response to the UK Government’s request for a Brexit Extension, the 27 members of the EU have agreed as it’s clearly unfeasible to reach a satisfactory conclusion by March 29. Now, if UK Prime Minister Theresa May is able to get parliament to agree to her withdrawal agreement, she’ll be granted an extension to Read More