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Below are the top news stories from in and around TEAM Global.

Chinese New Year 2015

February 12th, 2015


Chinese New Year 2015


Please be advised that from the 18th February onwards see’s the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year and this will mean that certain routes will not be flown during this time.


The holidays will be as follows: -

Hong Kong: 19th – 22nd February 2015

Singapore: 19th – 22nd February 2015

Malaysia: 19th – 22nd February 2015

Philippines: 19th February 2015

Indonesia: 19th February 2015

South Korea: 18th – 22nd February 2015

China: 18th – 24th February 2015

Vietnam: 15th – 23rd February 2015

Taiwan: 18th – 23rd February 2015

Brunei: 19th – 23rd February 2015


If you require any further information regarding the above, then please do not hesitate to contact our customer services team.


New rules and regulation changes in Canada

February 11th, 2015


New rules and regulation changes in Canada

Please note that with immediate effect all shipments entering Canada on commercial flights are subject to new clearance procedures.


Commercial Shipments (consigned to a Canadian registered company)

In order to comply with homeland security, Team Global must now import/customs clear all commercial shipments under the importers Canadian registered business number. This allows the relevant authorities to keep track of what’s being imported and to which company. Team Global therefore need to contact each company and request they sign our power of attorney (POA) authorising our broker to customs clear their shipment. This is relevant for all commodities and regardless of the value. Please note that the POA only needs to be signed once in order to customs clear all current and future consignment and will be kept on file. There is no charge associated with this and is extremely straight forward.


Non-Commercial Shipments (consigned to a private individual)

In order to customs clear shipments consigned to a private individual Team Global require the consignee (if requested) to provide a letter or authority. This simply requests that our broker is authorised to customs clear the consignment on their behalf.


Why the new changes?

Commercial shipments – Canadian customs wish to keep track of what is being imported for each company. The only way to ensure this happens is to customs clear against the consignee’s registered business number.

Private individuals – The integrators have ensured this is being enforced by customs clearing shipments on arrival without consent or authorisation from the consignee. As a result, shipments were being customs cleared and the money for the brokerage and local taxes demanded on delivery. With immediate effect, the integrators are being stopped from customs clearing shipments without first receiving a letter of authorisation from the consignee. Team Global and our broker fall under the same regime umbrella and are required to the follow the same guidelines.


If you require any further information regarding the above regulations, then please do not hesitate to contact our customer service or sales team.

New International Export Licence Check

November 4th, 2011

New customs requirements for non EU consignments over £800.00 value and certain commodities

HM Customs MOU – Strategic Export (LIC99) procedures

Certain commodities being shipped to certain countries require a UK export licence. These commodities include IT equipment, works of art, cultural goods, antiques, printed matter and paintings. It is the shippers responsibility to provide the export licence where required.

Countries that are classed as sensitive and where a export licence may be required include: -

  • Afghanistan
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • North Korea
  • Sudan
  • Yemen

If no export licence is required, you need to endorse this on the invoice or provide a statement on letterhead confirming the commodity being exported do not require a export licence.

To check if exports require a export licence please visit:

Team Global will require your shipping invoice to state NO EXPORT LICENCE REQUIRED or if applicable, provide a export licence with the consignment.

If you need assistance in ascertaining whether your consignment requires a licence please liaise with our Customer Services or download


New EU international trade procedures require registration under EORI scheme.

October 10th, 2011

eu flag imageWith effect from 1st July 2009, a new piece of EU legislation requires all member states to adopt the Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) scheme.

All Economic Operators (defined as persons natural or legal whose businesses are regulated by Customs legislation) will need to use a unique EORI reference number in all electronic communications with Customs and other government agencies involved in the international movement of goods. In practice this means that the new regulations will apply to anyone involved with export, transit or import operations.

A unique EORI number will be allocated to each Economic Operator in the EU, to be used in all member states in which they operate, and this will replace all current customs identification numbers currently used for making import, export and transit declarations.

For further information about the EORI scheme please refer to the EU Commission’s website.