“Get ready for January 2021 and find a freight forwarder to help you,” says a new film starring Davies Turner & Co director Alan Williams.
Davies Turner, one of the UK’s largest independent freight forwarding companies, was approached by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs to help with the public information broadcast, which now appears on the latter’s social media channels.
The film is part of a publicity drive by HMRC, working alongside the Cabinet Office, designed to showcase the services offered by the freight forwarding sector and to provide clarity to those businesses that have only ever been involved in the EU and Single Market with no previous experience of international trade in the wider world.
It also serves to encourage importers and exporters to use the services of freight forwarders as part of their preparations for the imminent end of the transition period.
Davies Turner Chairman Philip Stephenson explains: “Customs clearance can be a complex process and this is one area of a shipper’s business where it almost certainly doesn’t pay to do it yourself. Mistakes can have major financial implications, or can delay shipments and most importantly lose the goodwill of valued customers.”
In the film that can be seen here Davies Turner Director Alan Williams explains how freight forwarders can be a company’s ‘eyes and ears’ to ensure that goods get cleared through the borders either in the UK or abroad with the minimum of complications or delay.