The Ashton Group Brexit Readiness

01/Oct/2019

With BREXIT fast approaching, The Ashton Group has been preparing our supply chain in readiness for all possible outcomes. 

Many of our customers are asking us what preparations we are making to mitigate any risk to our ability to supply products during this period of uncertainty, so we have prepared a document of commonly asked questions and answers.

Please find these below, if there is anything that we have not covered please let us know.

Can you confirm that you have registered your company with customs to trade internationally and you have an EORI number?

Yes we have an EORI number – GB728055727000

Can you confirm that you can provide appropriate customs paperwork to accompany shipments?

Ashtons are already supplying products Worldwide so this is normal procedure. 

Can you confirm that the commercial invoice will include tariff codes for each product?

Yes our invoices will include tariff codes.

Can you confirm your invoice will include country of origin for the product?

No we do not include this as standard on our invoices but we can provide country of origin, please request this at point of order or contact our sales team who will be happy to help

Will you use customs agents and can you confirm you have in place logistics partners to manage your deliveries?

Our freight contract is with UPS who will manage the process for us and we are in regular communication with them. UPS, as one of the world's largest customs brokers, with decades of customer experience are ideally positioned to provide fast and efficient clearance of shipments in post-Brexit ‚ÄčEurope. If you have any questions regarding freight to any areas please contact our sales team.

What incoterms do you use to supply goods?

We normally supply to EXW (Exworks) terms unless specially requested different and contractually agreed at point of order.

Please note Ashton Seals Ltd cannot accept any claims for liability or consequential loss arising from delays due to Brexit.

However, it is Ashtons' key objective to ensure whatever the Brexit outcome that our customers do not experience any interruptions to the supply of our products.

We would urge customers to bring forward any purchase orders where possible as a safety factor to allow for any potential delays. Place orders earlier than you would normally. Extend lead times within IT System by 4 weeks to cover any potential delays.

Please note that Ashtons will not order extra stock for customers without purchase order commitment as this could cause liability issues at a later date.

We hope that you find this helpful but if you wish to discuss any more specific details regarding your account or the products that you purchase from Ashtons please do not hesitate to contact our Sales Team.

Your business is important to us and we assure you of our best attention at all times.