Due to changes in the supply chain, increased duty costs threatened the competitiveness of a new worldwide car model. These costs were perfectly avoidable, but keeping up with changing legal requirements presented a huge administrative workload that could not be solved with spreadsheets and outsourced customs formalities.
Agristo is a world player in the development and production of frozen potato products. As a Belgian company with headquarters in Harelbeke and more production units in Nazareth, Wielsbeke, and Tilburg The Netherlands, Agristo specialises in offering an extremely wide range of potato-derived products, which they export to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Oceana, and Asia. Exports represent over 95% of their annual revenue.
Isuzu Motors Europe NV imports and exports parts and accessories for commercial vehicles, pickup trucks, industrial and marine engines. Prior to contacting Customs4trade (C4T), Isuzu Motors Europe had no internal customs team and was working with customs brokers to manage their import/export operations. However, this minimized their control and visibility and left them dependent on external service providers.
Upon the UK’s exit from the European Union they will be removed from the previous Single European Authorisation, requiring Honda Motor Europe to obtain a new authorisation to operate their Customs Warehouse in the UK.
As a leading company in the development, production, and distribution of aluminium products, Reynaers Aluminium exports to over 70 countries on five continents. With a small, local customs team managing a multitude of export shipments every day, speed, accuracy, and automation are key to keeping up with changing customs legislation.
Agristo develops, produces, and exports frozen French fries and other potato products to more than 130 countries around the world from their facilities in Belgium and the Netherlands. At least a third of their production goes to the United Kingdom, the largest French fry consumer country in Europe, so the advent of Brexit had significant implications. Luckily, Agristo had started digitizing their export formalities in 2016, putting them ahead of the game in preparation for Brexit. Nevertheless, more preparation was required in order for their trade to flow seamlessly come Brexit day.