Month: March 2019

Brexit Update


The UK is due to leave the European Union on the 29th March 2019. With still no clarification on how this will be managed, C4 Logistics are committed to minimising the impact Brexit on our customers.

How have we prepared?

  •  C4 have certified as an authorised economic operator (AEO), allowing simplified customs declarations.
  • Senior staff members have trained in customs competency to aid and advise our customers.
  • We have implemented a state-of-the-art customs clearance platform, “Sequoia”, to create and manage customs declarations and documents.
  • We have expanded our already extensive network of customs agents across Europe and world-wide.

How can our customers prepare?

  • Apply for a UK EORI number.
  • Calculate the value of your goods to determine how much duty will be paid.
  • Obtain a commodity code for your goods and a CPC code. You will need these for your customs declarations.
  • Check the contractual Incoterms on your shipments to determine who will pay the import/export duty.
  • Decide how you will pay duty and VAT. You can visit www.gov.uk to view the options available.
  • Determine if you qualify for Government schemes such as Transitional Simplified Procedure (TSP) or Customs Simplified Freight Procedure (CFSP).

As always, our dedicated staff are here to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about shipping post-Brexit. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information. Contact details can be found on our website at www.c4logistics.com.

C4 Achieve Cyber Essentials Accreditation


C4 are proud to have achieved Cyber Essentials Accreditation for the fourth year running! This certification provides evidence of robust company IT systems, protecting us and our customers from cyber-attack.

 The offices at C4 UK were visited by an independent assessor from IASME who conducted a rigorous internal audit. IASME is one of only five companies who are accredited to certify businesses against the Government’s Cyber Essential Scheme.

Our cyber security systems were assessed against five essentials: boundary firewalls and internet gateways, secure configuration, access control, malware protection and patch management. These were tested alongside the physical security measures, staff awareness and data backup systems in place. C4 systems were found to be excellent in all areas.

Sebastien Barth (C4 Group Managing Director,) explains why C4 Logistics chooses to be externally audited by IASME: “At C4 we rely heavily on technology and IT systems to provide an exceptional service for our customers. Currently there are no legal requirements for freight companies to maintain any level of cyber security, but at C4 we are acutely aware of the risks of potential cyber-attacks. It is essential to us that we keep our data secure because our customers trust us to keep their sensitive data safe. Achieving Cyber Essentials accreditation is evidence that C4 maintains the secure and robust systems to do this.”