Service, Regulatory Updates and Important Notifications
The UK Parliament has been granted a further extension until January 31, 2020 to the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU).
What does this mean?
The UK was scheduled to leave the EU at 11pm on October 31, 2019. However, a further extension to Article 50 has now been agreed. This extension will last until January 31, 2020, unless a Brexit deal is ratified with an earlier exit date.
For the duration of the extension, the UK will remain within the EU Single Market and your import and export procedures from/to the UK will remain unchanged.
What happens next?
Until a Withdrawal Agreement is passed by the UK Parliament, the legal default position for the UK remains exiting the EU without a deal at the end of the extension period.
While the process of determining how the UK leaves the EU continues, we will be following the Brexit developments closely, assessing impacts and making necessary arrangements to help you implement any new processes and regulations. Find out more from our Brexit toolkit.
Effective from November 5, 2019, the cut-off time of International Priority (IP) and International Priority Freight (IPF) services from Hong Kong to Macau will be adjusted from 1818 to 1200, and the transit time for these services will be improved from 2 days to 1 day.
For further shipment enquiries, please contact FedEx Customer Service Team.
Effective from November 4, 2019, International Economy DirectDistribution (IED) service from Hong Kong to Australia will be launched.
With the new service launch, customers in Hong Kong will benefit from the availability of both priority and economy distribution so you can choose our services based on your business requirements.
Should you have any enquiries, you may contact our Customer Service Team for more information.
Shipping Regulatory Update
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice on an increase in Section 301 tariffs on US $200 billion worth of Chinese imports from 10 percent to 25 percent as of 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on May 10, 2019.
The impacted categories of goods can be found from the link below: https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2018-Oct/Section301_HTSUS_Ref-Guide_Oct2-2018.pdf
On May 13, China announced its decision to raise the tariff rate imposed on some imported U.S. products as of June 1, 2019. China had earlier imposed additional tariffs on US $60 billion worth of U.S. imports. The additional tariff rates on some products will be increased to 25 percent, 20 percent, and 10 percent. Those commodities with a 5 percent tariff rate will remain 5 percent.
The impacted categories of goods can be viewed on the below link (For your reference): http://gss.mof.gov.cn/zhengwuxinxi/zhengcefabu/201905/t20190513_3256788.html
There is no change on the shipping process and documents required. However, if you need further assistance, please contact your Sales Representative, call our Customer Service Hotline at 2730.3333.
Online Fraud Alert
We have received reports of fraudulent phone calls claiming to come from FedEx in recorded message about shipment delivery. If you receive call matching this description, please get off the phone immediately.
FedEx does not make automated calls to customers requesting information regarding packages, invoices, account numbers, passwords or personal information.
If you are unsure the authenticity of calls from FedEx, please contact our Customer Service Team at 2730 3333 for verification.
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