For now, however, we still have some time before the end of the ‘leave’ transitional phase of December 2020, and the fine details are still far from clear. At Yusen, our focus must be on potential scenarios, expected outcomes and comprehensive logistics contingency planning, for both ourselves and our customers.
With so much remaining unknown, at this stage the impact of Brexit on the high value goods supply chain can only be guesstimated. As an EU member state, the UK has long enjoyed free trade with its European counterparts, bringing benefits such as zero Customs Duty on products received from or dispatched to fellow European Union (EU) states, as well as minimal red tape.
If a customer pays a premium price for a premium product – anything from the latest games console or mobile phone to a designer handbag or top-of-the-range fridge freezer – they naturally expect the very best: a quality product, delivered on time, in prime condition, no excuses. If they decide your product isn’t quite right for them – or they’ve ordered the wrong model, colour or size – they also expect a quick and hassle-free returns or exchange process. In short, if you’re dealing in valuable goods, every aspect of the high value goods supply chain needs to run like clockwork to ensure customers are happy and your reputation for excellence remains intact.
To enable you to meet your customers’ high expectations, outsourcing your warehousing and distribution services to an experienced third-party logistics (3PL) for high value goods like Yusen Logistics can pay huge dividends. Our networks, infrastructure, experience and supply chain management expertise will protect and enhance your high value cargo and add substantial value to your operations.
They used to say that a week was a long time in politics, but these days 24 hours seems to have enough news for a normal year. In the wake of Brexit, it’s begun to feel like we’re driving through thick fog, relying on our fog lights to illuminate as much as possible as we negotiate the hazy conditions ahead.