Important changes for global clients: are you prepared?

As a leading provider of IT and Data Centre security and energy efficiency solutions, Cross-Guard is continually adapting to meet market demand and customer requirements. Cross-Guard is proud to serve a range of clients across the globe and hopes to continue providing the best possible service. You may already be aware of upcoming changes on the import and distribution of goods as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union. As Cross-Guard’s manufacturing operations are based within the United Kingdom, this means that the company will have to prepare for the transition. It also means that current clients will need to check they are set up to receive any orders. Here’s what will be required moving forward.

An overview: according to government advice, here’s what to expect for business once the UK leaves the EU

On January 31st 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union, although an 11-month transition period was agreed as discussions about trade deals continued. Next year, there will be changes as an outcome of this decision. The team at Cross-Guard will closely be monitoring and following official government advice, which can be found here, and the company has already started preparations to ensure a smooth transition next year when it comes to trade. Cross-Guard is asking for the support and understanding of clients to help achieve the swift and smooth distribution of goods. By clients checking they are ready and in position to accept the goods when changes take effect next year, Cross-Guard can continue to deliver exceptional service and hit tight deadlines.

How clients can prepare for the transition

Cross-Guard clients are also advised to consult relevant information in their country to check how the UK leaving the EU will affect them. The team at Cross-Guard are happy to support and point clients in the right direction. Clients will need to consider if they are set up to accept products from Cross-Guard and to accept imports from the UK. Another consideration will be whether clients have an agent in the UK to deal with Cross-Guard on their behalf.

Clients are encouraged to get in touch with Cross-Guard regarding any projects in the new year to discuss what measures they have in place to accept UK imports. If you have any queries, you can also discuss with the Cross-Guard team, who are willing to assist, where possible. The team can be contacted by calling +44 (0)20 8108 9328 or emailing

Moving forward: what Cross-Guard hopes to achieve

The new year will bring changes and new processes that must be set in place, but Cross-Guard is ready and willing to adapt. The company hopes to continue a lasting partnership with clients based on trust and an understanding of client requirements. Next year may raise a lot of queries in relation to business trade, and most should be answered by consulting relevant government advice.


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