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

Sending your products to he US just got a whole lot easier!

March 31st, 2016

Sending your products to he US just got a whole lot easier!

From this month, US Customs has increased the duty threshold on all exports into America to $800, making it easier to send products to your American customers.

If you’re not yet sending your goods to the States or if you’re looking for a new solution to help you grow your market to the US, why not talk to us and we’ll outline Team Global’s  express network capability.

Our shipping services will give your global customers the best possible international delivery experience with full traceability and notifications keeping your customers informed of their deliveries every step of the way.


Delays in Paris

November 30th, 2015

Please note that there are severe traffic restrictions in Paris today due to the Global Climate Change Conference taking place there.

This will impact on all deliveries and collections in Paris and all major routes in and out of the capital.

We are doing everything possible to minimise delays and will keep you informed of any further developments.

HMRC Customs Clearance Delays

October 9th, 2015


Due to several performance issues over the few days with the CHIEF (Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight) system that handles customs clearance requests in the UK. HMRC have advised that they have had to bring the service temporarily down.

The CHIEF service was taken down at 14:00 yesterday (08.10.2015) and will not be available until 12:00 today (09.10.2015) with a second period of downtime scheduled from midnight tonight to midday Saturday which will have an impact on customs clearance times in the UK (Export and Import).

The CHIEF downtime will result in delays to both export and import consignments to and from non EU destinations.


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