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ByThe Transport Intel Insider

The logistics agenda UK PLC must agree with EU : –

Elizabeth de Jong, FTA’s Policy Director, explains we all need to be wary of failure by the UK government to prioritise the key areas “Keeping the UK and the EU Trading”:-

  1. Engage with logistics from the start – UK PLC is reliant upon a highly complex, interconnected supply chain, and if the needs of those responsible for moving goods and services to support the country’s economy are not prioritised, the effects could be devastating for the supply of vital products to shops, schools, hospitals and manufacturing.
  2. Minimise Friction red tape and costs from the start – “It costs more than £1 a minute to operate an HGV – so lengthy delays at the border could add significant costs to the price of goods, driving up prices and fuelling inflation.”
  3. Mitigate the risk of disruption at the Borders – The need for physical checks should be reduced and any which are required should be take place away from the border. 
  4. Provide training and support capacity building – “There is a substantial customs agent shortage and member states and the UK government need to urgently address this by giving support, guidance and funding have time to test and feedback on proposals, and then time to install and train staff.”
  5. Maintain transport connectivity by road, rail, sea and air – “Trade facilitation measures are needed to reduce the impact of additional border requirements and red tape and help reduce the threat of delays and added costs.”  
  6. Preserve essential staff mobility – The ability of UK workers to cross borders easily must be protected – goods cannot move without a human interaction, leaving vehicles stranded at borders if extensive immigration checks are carried out.

Read more at :-

www.fta.co.uk/keepuktrading

ByThe Transport Intel Insider

Brexit Day Fast Approaching – Update

 

Latest Brexit Timetable: –

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46393399

LinkedIn Brexit Toolkit link: –

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?highlightedUpdateUrns=urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6620645030501601281&keywords=%23Brexittoolkit&originTrackingId=eYTm0wPVPfyku8EmfY8oNw%3D%3D

CILT Brexit Customs Compliance Link: –

https://ciltuk.org.uk/News/Latest-News/ArtMID/6887/ArticleID/24830/Time-is-running-out-to-secure-your-fast-track-to-Brexit-customs-compliance

Now the Withdrawal agreement has been passed Brexit Day is fast approaching. Time to dust off and update those Brexit plans. Please find our guide to the top 10 business Brexit risks: –

  1. 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”.
  2. More than seven million people are employed in the making, selling and moving of goods.
  3. There are 343,000 EU nationals working in British logistics firms impacting vehicle movements and the supply chain.
  4. The ongoing situation regarding the employment of EU nationals remains unclear.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The transition period has already been reduced to less than a year, December 31st 2020. 
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. Agreement on the situation on the Irish border, where and how these checks are to be made.
ByThe Transport Intel Insider

Top 10 Brexit Risks 2020

There is little shortage to information on Brexit, but it is a game of fast moving parts. Now the Withdrawal agreement has been passed, find our guide to the top 10 business Brexit risks going into the New Year: –

  • 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.
Courtesy BBC