The government faces “significant challenges” in getting its customs declaration system up and running in time for Brexit, according to the National Audit Office (NAO). The warning comes in the NAO’s latest report on the progress of HMRC programme to replace its existing customs system, CHIEF (Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight), with a new Customs Declaration Service (CDS). Currently CHIEF processes around 55 million customs declarations a year, with that figure predicted to rise to 255 million once […]
The government is playing chicken with the future of the British economy and the haulage industry, the FTA has warned.
Despite the continuing uncertainty over the UK economy and the future of foreign drivers post-Brexit, confidence amongst UK’s logistics businesses has risen from the historic low registered in the first half of 2016, according to a new survey. Although the latest UK Logistics Confidence Index from Barclays and Moore Stephens, remained depressed at 53 in the second half of 2016, compared with the high point two years ago of 71.4, it is at least up from the 51.8 low seen […]
EU to “significantly” limit UK haulier cabotage rights under no deal Brexit but rules out need for ECMT permit
UK hauliers will no longer need ECMT permits to access the EU in the event of a no deal Brexit, after a provisional deal between the European parliament and member states this week. However the agreement will only run for nine months after Brexit, can be unilaterally revoked by the EU and UK hauliers’ cabotage rights will severely limited and progressively reduced over the nine month period.