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  1. The other minor confusion can arise because some industries and company’s call Taric codes by different names such as: HS Commodity (Combined) nomenclature Customs Tariff Code This comes about because the combined nomenclature is the international harmonised system for describing commodities….(how the EU ended up with taric I don’t know….!) but is basically a big index of items and an identifier number.
  2. That would explain why I couldn’t reconcile the image to street view….
  3. We had the opposite issue when relocating a warehouse a couple of years back. The stock for one load was being sent to two sites a mile apart with a relatively low 4.7m bridge in between. We booked it accordingly with the depot and carefully checked the vehicle heights with the driver before despatching a trailer with 10 pallets for one site and 14 for the other. He gets to the first site and unloads, resets his truck specification satnav and promptly refuses to go to the second site as it says he won’t fit and he won’t make the long way round (circa 30 miles) and then his next collection within his hours. Turned out the haulier use two heights of trailer and drivers are not allowed to reset the GPS for the lower trailers under any circumstances….frustrating was an understatement….
  4. I found an image of the number plate in the Cornwall live news website, checking its MOT status says Gross weight of 18000kg
  5. Who takes responsibility in that situation, is it the HGV driver, the escort(s) or both as a team?
  6. Apparently the airfix one is their own analogue precursor to dcc and not compatible with anything else http://www.airfixrailways.co.uk/MTC.htm
  7. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/zero-rating-books-and-printed-matter-for-vat-notice-70110 Gifts VAT notice 701/10 section 6.7 - Promotional Items in Magazines. Letter VAT notice 701/10 section 4.3 - letters As you would see there are numerous exemptions within the full notice but not quite as simple as “no VAT on printed matter” when working commercially.
  8. It’s not that simple, if they: Include a personalised letter then VAT may apply. If they include vouchers for money off anything in the uk, VAT may apply. If they were to include free gifts VAT may apply (an example would be a printed card building kit such as the Metcalfe buildings model rail or BRM have given in the past). and even when no VAT is due there may potentially be a customs processing fee to declare that nothing is due…
  9. The little battery flickering tea lights you can buy instead of candles are generally “playing” an audio file from a small circuit board for the “random” effect.
  10. You May wish to look here https://www.sprog-dcc.co.uk/downloads/SprogIIv3UserGuide2-14.pdf pages 18 and 19
  11. The manual says power led flashing means programming track is live.
  12. My employer went through a replacement web shop process at the start of the month. A single customer asked us to recover their basket as they had a large amount of items within it, in preparation for a shop opening. To do so took over half an hour and involved downloading, integrating and then matching 4 different database tables (customer details, product details. Order headers and order lines are separate tables in almost every web shop with primary keys to match them up) before importing and verifying in the new system. I am the only person in my company that had a clue on how to do it, as it meant going to the underlying server admin panel and database and not the interfaces the day to day staff use for their roles….the old developers are not interested in helping leave their services and the new ones would (rightly) charge to learn sufficient detail of the old system to action it correctly. You also cannot do it until the old site is offline as you need up to the minute data to work from (or do it twice to capture the latest information such as items people have removed from their baskets…!). It is not a straight forward or routine task and needs careful work, we made the same choices as rails and stand by it…
  13. You do and normally need to cover it all under documentation called an ATA carnet. These are normally issued by a local chamber of commerce. https://www.thamesvalleychamber.co.uk/international-trade/international-trade-documentation/ata-carnets/
  14. Every HQ box I have seen at work has a yellow warning box with black writing “CAUTION 9’6” HIGH” per the image on this page https://containertech.com/articles/40-standard-vs-40-high-cube-container
  15. For me it is that eBay has broken the feeling of a “community” with so many listings from almost anonymous business sellers with dodgy location information on buy it now, rather than the auctions by people selling second hand items. I don’t leave a review on eBay any more than I would for a Tesco Petrol Pump….
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