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Here’s where we’ll be keeping you informed with the latest stories and updates from the world of mailing and distribution.

Pilot Strike at Brussels Airlines

  Service Alert Pilot Strike at Brussels Airlines There are foreseen strike actions on Monday 14th May and on Wednesday 16th May by the pilots of Brussels Airlines. This will have a severe impact on the outbound performance of post. As much as possible has been booked on alternate carriers out of BRU, but transit times can be longer as foreseen.

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Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) GDPR or the General Data Protection Regulation is a new set of EU regulations due to come into force on 25th May 2018, as a replacement to the existing Data Protection Act. These rules are for personal data protection and every organisation within the EU must be compliant with the new regulations. GDPR will be implemented regardless of Brexit. As a business, we have undertaken strict internal audits, reviewed all processes and procedures and implemented changes required, to ensure we are GDPR compliant for our customers. We’ve partnered up with dataXchange to help our customers send us data and sensitive information the secure way.  Call our Data Bureau team on 01844 398880 or email data.process@ukpworldwide.com to get your login. For a more detailed explanation on GDPR, please visit www.ico.org.uk, where they feature an informative weekly blog advising what businesses are required to do.

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France – Delays due to local strikes

  Service Alert France – Delays due to local strikes Start date: 17th April Estimated end date: 11th May Due to local strikes, delays are expected for deliveries to areas: 13 (Marseille), 33 (Bordeaux, 35 (Rennes) and 92. There is no indication as to when the strike may be over at this point, but impacted areas may be affected over the next couple of weeks before normal delivery resumes.

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De Minimis Thresholds

  De Minimis Thresholds It has already been a year since the United States raised its de minimis to $800, which hadn’t been reviewed in over 20 years. De minimis is a hot topic around the world and especially in Canada where a booming eCommerce market is putting pressure on the Canadian government to raise the rate. A recent CTV News article lays out the lobbying battle that is underway in Canada between traditional retailers and online retailers. Below is an infographic from the International Mailers Advisory Group (IMAG), which illustrates the variance in de minimis thresholds around the world.    

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2016 Christmas Postal Dates and Opening Hours

  2016 Christmas postal dates opening hours Please find UKP Worldwide’s recommended last postal dates and our opening hours during the festive season. Many thanks UKP Worldwide Team For further information, please contact us on 01844 398880 or email us on info@ukpworldwide.com

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Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child This year UKP Worldwide staff members supported Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is an initiative of Samaritans Purse UK, a Christian relief and development charity working amongst communities in need across Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. We completed 8 shoeboxes, each one filled with...

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UKP Worldwide granted full Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status

  UKP Worldwide granted full Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status UKP Worldwide has been approved and granted full Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status,  after a thorough and exhaustive audit by HMRC, covering both customs simplifications & security and safety. UKP Worldwide provides international delivery services for eCommerc goods, as well...

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Amazon Tracked Shipping Requirements

  Amazon tracked shipping requirements Amazon US is introducing guidelines for sellers to adhere to for selling products on their platform. Starting in February 2016, Amazon have confirmed that sellers will have to provide compliant tracking numbers for 95% of shipments. Amazon wants their sellers to enhance the customer experience...

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New $800 De Minimis for Imports into the US

  New $800 De Minimis for Imports into the US On 24th February 2016, President Obama signed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act 2015, agreeing to increase the US de minimis value from $200 to $800. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed on 10th March 2016 that the...

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UKP Worldwide Celebrate 15 Years!

  UKP Worldwide Celebrate 15 Years! October 2015 saw UKP Worldwide celebrate our 15th anniversary. Established in 2000 as UK Postings Ltd, we provide fulfilment and distribution services to the publishing sector. The distribution of magazines and periodical mail around the world still remains at the heart of our organisation...

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eBay: New On-Time Delivery Metric… Are you ready?

  eBay: New On-Time Delivery Metric… Are you ready? eBay have announced that they are updating seller performance standards to help recognise when a seller delivers a great buyer experience. Seller performance will no longer primarily be based on a buyer’s opinion, making it easier for seller’s to manage their...

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UKP Worldwide Certified ISO 9001

  UKP Worldwide Certified ISO 9001 We are pleased to announce that we are now certified as an ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard compliant organisation. The independent assessment was conducted by the leading Certification Body, the British Assessment Bureau and demonstrates our commitment to customer service and quality in delivery....

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Find us at IRX Internet Retailing Expo, NEC

Find us at IRX Internet Retailing Expo, NEC UKP Worldwide are attending the IRX Internet Retailing Expo today and tomorrow at the NEC, Birmingham. We will be on stand F1. We will be promoting our cost efficient US tracked postal service for anyone sending items to the US. If you...

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Come and say Hi at the Thames Valley Expo, Reading

Come and say Hi at the Thames Valley Expo, Reading UKP Worldwide are attending the Thames Valley Expo this week in Reading. We will be on stand 26. We will be promoting our cost efficient US tracked postal service for anyone sending items to the US. If you are intending...

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