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Italian Moving Companies Report an Increase in Shipping Delays

February 18, 2021

Due to the global container shortage and lack of space on steamship lines, our supplier partners in Italy are reporting difficulty booking shipments — especially those bound for Asia and North America. On average, shipments are being delayed approximately three weeks. Consequently, we are advising customers with household goods and personal effects’ shipments moving through […]

Argentina Customs Changes

February 18, 2021

Effective retroactively to 1 February 2021, Argentine Customs is imposing new duties and taxes on exported household goods and articles of personal effects. The applicable tax is equal to 12% on appraised value by customs.   Your Arpin Service team is aware of all shipments that may be impacted and will provide additional details as […]

Severe Port Congestion Expected to Impact Shipments Moving Through US California Ports

February 15, 2021

Extreme congestion at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is affecting the timely importation of household goods and personal effects’ shipments. Container ships are currently waiting an average of eight days at anchor due to extremely high inbound volume coupled with COVID infections among dockworkers.   Consequently, we are advising customers with shipments […]

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries Lift Embargo Against Qatar

January 25, 2021

Arpin Group is pleased to announce that with the recent lifting of the embargo against Qatar from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Arpin can now directly manage all moves between UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt to and from Qatar. You may recall that due to a political dispute, GCC countries (except Kuwait and Oman) announced […]

UK Travel Restrictions’ Update

January 18, 2021

All UK travel corridors, which allow arrivals from some countries to avoid having to quarantine, have now closed. Travelers arriving in the UK, whether by boat, train, or plane, must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to be allowed entry. Further, the test must be taken in the 72 hours before travelling. Anyone arriving […]

COVID-19 Restrictions Update – France and Malaysia

January 15, 2021

France The French government announced that the county will implement strict policies for travelers arriving in the country that could impact plans for assignees with moves in progress.  The new policies mandate that all persons arriving in France from outside of the European Union, including the United Kingdom, will have to present a negative COVID-19 […]

Business Consultant, Stephen Crooks, President of SFC Global Consulting, LLC, Accepts an Expanded Role with Arpin Group

January 14, 2021

Arpin Group announced that effective January 1, 2021, Stephen Crooks will expand his commitment at Arpin Group to executive consultant, continuing a storied career that began at Arpin in 1992. Crooks will have the responsibility for overseeing Arpin’s commercial division and will continue to mold this portion of the company for the post-pandemic world by […]

UK COVID Update

January 05, 2021

The UK Government announced a national lockdown for England with a “stay at home” message. Further, the government is “actively encouraging” employees who cannot work from home to continue working, but they MUST ensure they are COVID secure. Arpin International UK will continue safely operating, as we have been since May 2020, with stringent COVID […]

Brexit Transition Update

January 05, 2021

After months of negotiations, the UK and European Union have finally agreed to a deal that will define their future relationship, which came into effect at 23:00GMT on 31 December 2020. The deal contains new rules for how the UK and EU will live, work, and trade together. Although there may not be new taxes […]

New Variant of the Coronavirus Results in More Than 40 Countries Banning Inbound UK Passenger Flights; France Closes its Border to the UK

December 21, 2020

Recent reports of a new variant of the coronavirus has resulted in more than 40 countries banning inbound UK passenger flights. In addition, to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus variant, the border between the UK and France will be closed for a minimum of 48 hours from 23:00 hours Sunday, 20 December […]