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Law experts say haulage and logistics companies with contracts that have a cross UK-EU border element, due to end after the country’s departure date of 31 January 2020 need to think about including a contractual Brexit addendum into their agreements or face “serious implications”.
More than seven million people are employed in the making, selling and moving of goods.
There are 343,000 EU nationals working in British logistics firms impacting vehicle movements and the supply chain.
The ongoing situation regarding the employment of EU nationals remains unclear.
There are currently more than 53,000 lorry driver vacancies already in the UK, and more in warehousing, van driving and other key roles across the sector.
FTA still has not received responses on a number of key areas which currently enable the smooth passage of goods and services across the UK’s borders.
The transition period has already been reduced to less than a year, December 31st 2020.
The HMRC say the best-case scenario, she said the flow rate to vehicles coming to and from Europe will be 70-80% of current levels
There are still concerns on the final confirmation of the arrangements for imports and exports between the UK and Europe including the potential for checks.
Agreement on the situation on the Irish border, where and how these checks are to be made.
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