With 550,000 additional declarations every day from the 1st January 2021 and 145,000 businesses submitting declarations for the first time, the potential to crash border systems is very real. Taking action now can protect your supply chain.
Despite the government estimating that 50,000 new customs agents will be needed after Brexit, Robert Keen, director-general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), the main provider of customs training in the UK, said the country was falling “many thousands short” of the target.
The Government has released the UK’s new most-favoured nation (MFN) tariff regime, the UK Global Tariff (UKGT). This will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff on 1 January 2021 at the end of the Transition Period.
The government has warned UK businesses that goods from the European Union will be subject to border controls when the transition period ends on 1st January 2021, bringing to an end frictionless trade with the country’s biggest market.
The Brexit extension removes the immediate danger of a no-Deal exit but…..
Easements previously announced by HMRC in the run up to the original March Brexit deadline, have been extended for the 31st October 2019 deadline.
HMRC authorises firms for Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) designed to simplify importing after Brexit on 31 October.
While our politicians continue to wrangle and leaked government documents warn of ‘no-deal’ delays to medicine, shortages of fresh foods and price rises, HMRC and French Customs have issued their Brexit Ro/Ro guidance, and the EU has extended critical road and air regulations.
Short-sea European services and container ports across the UK have enough capacity to handle over 20% of Dover’s trailer volumes, avoiding post-Brexit congestion at the ferry port and potentially slashing costs by up to 50%…….but is it that simple……..
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has advised Norman Global Logistics, and other BIFA members, to prepare our customers and shippers for a disorderly British departure from the EU on 29 March, until further clarity is obtained.