The next Black Friday can come! British online retailer Asos was so impressed by the performance of QCS Berlin that they have signed a new two year contract. Asos deliver throughout Europe and mainly target younger customers, between 16 and 34 years old. For some time our Berlin office has had a focus on e-commerce logistics, and has developed new warehousing capacity for this domain. Quick Cargo Berlin currently takes care of Asos deliveries for three destinations: Athens, Larnaca (Cyprus) and Malta.
When importing respiratory masks, for example, the usual tax and customs regulations apply to the free circulation of goods. You can find information about this on the website of the General Directorate of Customs (Generalzolldirektion). For importing simple respiratory masks made of non-woven fabrics with the customs tariff number 63079098100, the customs duty is 6.3% with import sales tax of 19%.
The Corona virus situation is evolving very fast, causing challenges to transportation and supply chain operations. At Quick Cargo, we monitor the situation very closely and are here to help you and will do our utmost to avoid any delays or disruptions in your daily business.
The spread of COVID-19 is having an increasing impact on global supply chains and is creating problems for companies worldwide especially now also in Europe: Several airlines have already drastically reduced their flight offerings or are planning appropriate measures. In some countries especially in Italy freedom of movement is now severely restricted, and entry regulations have been tightened up for both air and road transport. With the outbreak of COVID-19 worsening in Italy, the decision has been taken to restrict movement across the country until the 3rd of April. Transports for supply chain and working needs are exempt from these restrictions. Pickup and delivery of goods will still be allowed, along with free movement of shipments in and out of the country.
Surveys show that one in five German managers fear production stoppages and supply chain bottlenecks due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus. Many airlines have cancelled flights to China. According to the DSLV, the cancellation of flights reduces the available cargo space by more than half. Air freight capacities are becoming rare. Are you affected by current developments in China?