Article: World Courier's Brexit Preparations

By World Courier |

Preparation and Risk Mitigation to Minimize Impact on our Customers and their Patients

World Courier has prepared for potential Brexit outcomes and developed plans for continuity of service during and post-Brexit, to manage supply chain risks in these uncertain conditions.

With a worldwide presence and our European network of 51 offices across 27 European countries, the impact on our own operations and our ability to serve our customers is naturally hedged. However, we have expanded our in-house brokerage teams in the UK and across the EU to provide you with a detailed understanding of local customs and regulatory requirements. Our specialist teams will be trained on all new requirements relating to the EU-UK movements of goods, of which will also be incorporated into our “OK to send” document review process.

In light of the range of potential Brexit outcomes, we have increased investments in our Dublin facilities to serve customers moving their operations to Ireland. Likewise, our facilities in mainland Europe have sufficient capacity for those operations shifted from the UK. We have also devolved the World Courier Ground Europe fleet so that operations are based in both mainland Europe and the UK.

World Courier is the only major specialty logistics provider in the UK that has Authorized Economic Operator (AEOC) Customs Simplification status. This demonstrates that our role in the international supply chain is secure and that our customs procedures are efficient and meet EU Standards.

As the only logistics company with global GDP certification against three major GDP standards, (EU GDP, USP 1079 and WHO GDP), we guarantee to provide the same standard of distribution across the world.

As Brexit terms conclude, we will continue to adjust our risk mitigation approach with the best interests of our customers and their patients in mind. We will keep you updated with any developments.