Brexit - Is your supply chain ready for the bumpy road ahead?

The UK Government has clearly stated that the UK will be leaving the EU on the 31st of October and whilst they hope for a deal with the EU, Boris Johnson has stated that planning for a no-deal Brexit is a top priority for the government.

Brexit = Disruption

A no-deal Brexit is going to deliver severe disruption to supply chains across the UK and Europe. It is predicted that custom declarations could shoot up to 300m a year, at the moment it is currently 50-60 million and it is not evident that there are enough customs staff to manage this huge increase in customs declarations. It is also questionable if there is enough RoRo capacity to deal with the flow of goods between Europe and the UK. Plus, it would appear that there not enough vets to clear the expected increase in export health certificates.

So what do you need to know if you Import or Export from Europe to be prepared for Brexit?

Key preparation tips if you Import into the UK from Europe
Key preparation tips if you Export from the UK into Europe

Update on trade agreements if there is a no-deal Brexit


If there is a no- deal Brexit several of your exports from the UK to destinations such as Canada and Japan could be affected. At this time the government is still in discussions with several countries to establish trade agreements. To see the full list click here


Brexit: Are you Prepared? 


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What We Do

At WTA, we are international logistics experts. Transporting all kinds of goods to anywhere in the world with our network of global partners, we give all of our clients a completely personalised experience, streamlining their supply chain and reducing their overall costs.

With air, sea, overland and warehousing capabilities, we develop solutions that perfectly fits your individual needs - regardless of the complexity of your supply chain.

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Due to our independent, family-owned nature, we are able to give you a level of flexibility which large corporations simply cannot. We are 100% focused on delivering to you a completely personalised solution, one that is a perfect fit to your distribution needs.

In our entire history, we’ve never been about lumping you into any particular price or bracket. Your business’s needs are as individual as you are, and we respect that.

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At WTA, we have over 100 years in the freight industry. Founded in 1913 by Ernest Sommer, our business is built on a foundation of passion and professionalism, so that we can give you the best service we possibly can.Learn more about our company history.

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WTA are always looking for exceptional talent, people who are visionary and want to help take our business to the next level.

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Problems We Solve

Transporting your goods can be a stressful and expensive operation. There is so much to take into account, so many things to keep track of. Supply chains are complicated, and some freight companies can leave you in the dark in terms of communication.

Yes, freighting goods can be a difficult task - but it doesn’t have to be.

At WTA, we are global Supply Chain specialists. We have centuries of combined experience in the field and know exactly what it takes to get your goods from A to B with the minimum of fuss and cost to you.

We want to make your Logistics experience an enjoyable one. One that is efficient, that respects your goods and timelines and enhances your profit margins. Here are some ways that our international freight experts can make a difference to your business.


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