Our air and sea freight forwarding schedules feature frequent
departures from the UK to more than 20 countries in Latin America, including
Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. The services are available for small to
Find out more: Exports to Latin America
Whether your goods are required to be picked up from the country of origin or from a nominated port in the UK, we offer a complete transport service, including customs clearance and delivery to any location in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales. Find out more: Imports to the UK
With many Latin American economies having rapid growth and the UK Government boosting its trading
interests in this region, particularly following the Brexit referendum on the 23rd of June 2016
in which Britain voted to leave the European Union, it is now the time for UK exporters to take
advantage of this dynamic emerging market where demand for imported goods is on the rise.
Conversely, considering the UK is one of the top 10 largest import countries in the World,
it is key for Latin American exporters to focus their attention on this market and the prospects
that Brexit could bring. Britain’s upcoming exit from the EU leaves it available for governments
in Latin America to redefine existing trade relationships under potentially less
restrictive procedures and negotiate access to the British market for a wider range of products.
In recent years Britain’s trade with Latin America has been growing much faster than its trade with the EU. Since 2010 the UK Government has pushed the ‘Canning Agenda’ to increase levels of trade and investment with Latin America. It is still early days to be able to predict how the commercial deals will unfold after Britain’s exit from the EU is actioned, but it seems bilateral trade is likely to be fast-tracked as both British and Latin American exporters look to capitalise on new opportunities.
In a recent communication, the UK government advised "..from 1 February the UK will no longer be a member of the EU, and we'll enter an implementation period that lasts until 31 December 2020. During this time there will be no changes to the terms for trading..." In other words, the EU rules for customs will continue to apply for UK exports / imports for the duration of the transition period until end of December 2020. From 1 January 2021, there will be new customs arrangements, that is if the transition period is not forced to be extended due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak affecting the progress of the negociations between the UK and the EU.
UK - Latin America commercial deals that have been rolled over are Andean countries (Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru), Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama), and Chile.
Britain & Latin America Logistics Ltd is committed to developing long term relationships with exporters and importers, whilst providing them with effective logistics and transport solutions. Our goal is to help with both the business expansion of our clients and the flourishing of trade between the UK and Latin America, especially if the resulting trade is beneficial not only for the companies involved but also for the surrounding communities.
Our Shipping Services:
For your imports and exports, we offer inland goods delivery and pick-up services which are tailored to your requirements and are available at both origin and destination countries. Read more
Express or time flexible air shipments between the UK and Latin America, including hazardous cargo, perishables, fragile items and general cargo. Read more
Full container load (FCL) and less than container load (LCL) with weekly departures from and to main Latin American east and west cost ports. Read more
Customs Clearance. Including import duty/vat payments if applicable. Read more
Cargo Insurance. By transport industry specialists, adequately covering goods in transit against loss or damage from external causes. Read more
Warehouse Storage. Available for most types of cargo including those requiring temperature-controlled storage.
Export and Import Business Consultancy. Including advice on import taxes, regulations and trading between Britain and Latin America.
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