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Download a free guide that takes you through essential SPS goods requirements and new regulations to help you move your products with ease.

Find out how leading facilities management company Sodexo used the P2D 360 app to support their rollout and management of over 170 Covid Test centres. 


Small businesses are struggling to prepare for new EU/GB import controls. 


On 2-3 March the P2D team exhibited at the annual Retail Supply Chain and Logistics Expo, held at the ExCel London.

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Discover how retail giant, Marks & Spencer used P2D Traces to streamline their global goods movement

UK to delay food and drink labelling rule changes for EU imports 

The government has postponed plans to enforce new labelling rules on EU food imports by more than a year.

UK Food and Drink Exports to EU Lag as Other Regions Hit Record

UK food and drink exports to the European Union are down 17% in the first quarter compared to pre-pandemic levels.

British agencies propose changes to import checks

Food agencies in Great Britain are looking at changing the rate of checks on certain products being imported into the region.

New EU-to-GB import rules lead port dwell times to double

New data suggests that new customs controls on goods entering Britain from the EU, has resulted in a doubling of dwell times at UK ports.

One year after Brexit: IOE&IT polls show GB traders coping with new rules but wary of more changes

The Institute of Export & International Trade has conducted polls to take the temperature of companies doing business with the EU.


The Cabinet Office and DEFRA have issued Border control updates between the Island of Ireland and Great Britain.

Global freight forwarding market has post-pandemic recovery but faces challenges

The global freight forwarding market saw double digit growth across almost all regions in the first half of 2021...

Emergency procurement and the risk of 'corrupt or lazy' buyers

The conflict between rules and discretion within public procurement as countries grappled with rapidly-changing circumstances...

P2D is shortlisted for FDF Digital Transformation Award

Physical2Digital is proud to announce that they have been shortlisted for the Food and Drink Federation Awards in the category of Digital Transformation.

Import check delays into UK anger vets

The 4th delay in proposed import checks into the UK post-Brexit has angered vets, who claim the failure to act “flies in the face of common sense”.

Brexit batters UK exports which fall 14% while world sees 8.2% rise

Brexit is being blamed for a massive hit to UK goods exports with the country failing to rebound from the pandemic...

Increase in costs, paperwork and border delays’ for UK business since Brexit

Since the end of the transition period 2020, UK trade volumes been suppressed by the impact of COVID-19 and wider global pressures .

Brexit in 2022—What’s Next for VAT and Customs?

A review of the major changes in VAT and customs compliance obligations introduced over the past year in the U.K. as a result of Brexit 

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Border Controls on ROI NI goods movements to Great Britain...

HMRC reminds Xmas shoppers about possibility of post-Brexit paperwork and charges 

HMRC is reminding Christmas shoppers that they could face unexpected charges when buying goods from the EU.

US market to open doors to Scottish lamb from 2022

 Farmers from Scotland and across the UK will soon be able to export lamb to the US.

P2D devises digital solutions to simplify SPS border checks

P2D has developed a platform which enables suppliers to transport their products between Great Britain and the EU with minimal disruption.

New approach to import controls to help ease cost of living

The Government has concluded  it would be wrong to impose new  requirements on businesses who may pass the costs to consumers

UK pork trade continues to struggle against global pressures

UK pig meat exports were down by 11% in January ... as the country struggles to make its mark a year on from its formal exit from the EU

New EU-to-GB import rules – what are they and how are they working?

 Many businesses must now adjust to a new border regime, with goods coming into GB from the EU subject to new rules since 1 January 2022.


Rules of origin is a complex subject within trade, so it’s important that exporters and importers understand its impact on the goods they ship.

New support for UK's world-leading agri-food and drink industry

Network of agri-food and drink attaches to be placed in key global markets to promote trade and boost exports.

Over 2,000 hauliers fined for arriving at border without correct export documents after transition

More than 2,000 hauliers were fined for not having the correct export documentation...

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