UKWA and HMRC clarify impact of FHDDS on logistics businesses

June 26, 2018

Contrary to rumor and speculation, fulfillment houses will not have to check every single package they receive from overseas clients to comply with the rules laid down by the new Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme (FHDDS).

They will, however, need to demonstrate that reasonable due diligence has been exercised to validate an incoming load’s contents and verify the quantities of goods it contains against information declared for customs clearance.

That was one of the key messages to come out of a recent FHDDS briefing meeting co-hosted by the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) and HMRC.

Held at The Treasury, the briefing was attended by executives from more than 20 UKWA member companies as well as senior personnel from HMRC.

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