Entries by kirsi@alfed

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Businesses and Employers Bulletin – 24 September 2020

This bulletin is issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and provides the latest information for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19). All coronavirus business support information can be found at gov.uk/business-support Chancellor outlines Winter Economy Plan Restrictions on businesses and venues in England Working from home and working safely guidance New and […]

Customs and Border Controls from January 2021

Some additional guidance and material which you are welcome to share in the meantime: September Trader letter which covers EORI and other actions traders should be taking now: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letters-to-businesses-about-new-trade-arrangements-with-the-eu-from-1-january-2021 Step-by-step guides that may be useful to signpost businesses to: Import goods from outside the EU step-by-step: https://www.gov.uk/import-goods-outside-eu Export goods to countries outside the EU step-by-step: […]

Post 2020 Chemicals Regulation: UK REACH

Contents: Current situation What UK REACH means for industry Establishing UK REACH In Summary What is DEFRA doing to help businesses? Actions for Business: Access to the UK Market – Transitional Measures Grace Period Deadline Extensions Maintaining EU/EEA Market Access and Making New Registrations Data Sharing Negotiations To sum up DEFRA recommends that UK and […]

European Commission announces preliminary duties on Chinese extrusions

Tuesday 22 September, the European Commission announced its intention to impose provisional anti-dumping duties on aluminium extrusions originating in China. Please see the Commission’s summary of the proposed duties here. The proposed preliminary duties range from 30,4 – 38,2 % for some companies; 34,9% for companies that cooperated in the investigation and 48% for all […]

Chancellor outlines Winter Economy Plan

Rishi Sunak unveils government’s plan to protect jobs and support businesses over the coming months. central to plan is a new Job Support Scheme and extension of Self Employment Income Support Scheme and over one million businesses will get flexibilities to help pay back loans Read more: Chancellor outlines Winter Economy Plan

Avoiding Porosity When Welding Aluminium

Porosity in aluminium welds is caused by gas that becomes trapped in the weld pool when the metal freezes before all of the gas in the weld pool has a chance to escape. The amount of porosity depends on how fast the weld pool solidifies. Increasing the welding current and/or decreasing the travel speed will […]

SCIP Deadline Unlikely to Move

Companies in scope of the European Union (EU) Waste Framework Directive (WFD) are unlikely to get any additional time to prepare for their submissions to the Substances of Concern as such, or in complex articles (Products) (SCIP) database, says the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). Although the ECHA has received feedback regarding the difficulty of meeting the EU WFD’s more data-heavy requirements, it […]