Company Brexit Statement

We continue to monitor the progress of Brexit closely via a working group comprising company directors, senior management and professional advisors.

Our business has over 40 years’ experience in international trade and we continue to import and export worldwide. Lanchester Wines has a well-established, highly skilled team of 12 personnel working within our Class A, First Examination Bond department, overseeing our 1,000,000+ ft2 of warehouse space. We are members of the Bonded Warehouse Association, UK Warehousing Association and Freight Transport Association; our memberships provide our team with first access to HMRC and leading-edge seminars.

We are confident our current processes, capacity and expertise put our business in a strong position to respond to challenges posed by the Brexit transition. Many of the essential requirements for Importing & Exporting from 1st January 2021 are already in place, including;

 AEO status

 GB EORI, (XI EORI to be issued December 2020)

 Duty Deferment account

– Movement Guarantee

We are in regular communication with key suppliers to safeguard the product supply chain and are reviewing planned production and stock holdings to minimise the impact of any border delays in the early stages of Transition.

We are also actively working with our professional advisors to better understand the marketing and labelling requirements for our goods from 1st January 2021, and are finalising the setup of an EU based Company.

We would like to reassure our customers we are taking all reasonable steps to mitigate disruption and risk as far as possible. It’s in all our interests – ours and our customers – to get this right and we continue to review our processes in line with further guidance published by the UK Government.

 – Veronica and Tony Cleary, Directors, Lanchester Wines