Dear customer,

We hope you are all well and taking care during the difficult times we are all experiencing right now.

We know that you, our customers, are dealing with the life-changing consequences this crisis has brought. Everyone has been separated from their families, friends and colleagues and had to make life choices which have caused considerable pain and required tremendous resilience, on top of this we also need to deal with Brexit.

In light of the looming end to Brexit negotiations and the imminent transition, we would like to update you with what we have been doing in order to prepare.

Starting from the 1st of January, we will have to undertake some new procedures for imports and exports. We have all of the paperwork in place to enable us to continue to import/export goods without any issues.

We would like to point out that we cannot predict if there will be any delays at ports due to Brexit and if there are, we don’t know how long the delays will go on for. However, we have taken steps over the last couple of months to increase our stock levels so that by the end of the year we should have extra stock to act as a buffer, to ensure that our clients will experience the same high level of service which they are accustomed to. Despite this preparation, if delays persist, we may not be able to maintain the stocks and levels of service indefinitely – though we will try our very best.

While the government continues to work out the final details of a trade deal with the EU, which will of course determine whether tariffs will need to be paid on imported goods, we do know that customs declarations will now be required on goods coming from the EU. We have many years of experience in importing goods from outside of the EU and working closely with our forwarding partners we don’t foresee any issues with these procedures.

If you have any comments or questions, we will be more than happy to hear from you here or get in touch with us through our social media pages. In the meantime, thank you for your continued custom and we are looking forward to continuing to work with you and your company into the future.

Kind regards,

The GIF Supplies team