The government’s recent decision to phase in the introduction of customs controls on goods entering Great Britain from the EU from the start of 2021 has been widely welcomed as a “pragmatic” move, allowing UK hauliers more time to adjust. However, they could also put extra pressure on cashflow. On 12 June, the Cabinet Office confirmed that new EU border controls will now be introduced in three phases, from January 2021. Specifically, customs declarations and VAT/customs duty payments have been deferred […]
The North East Freight Partnership wants to hear operator views on the impact Brexit will have on the logistics sector in the North East.
The volume of goods moved between the UK and Europe could fall by 20% post-Brexit, Europa Worldwide MD Andrew Baxter told delegates at the Commercial Motor Show 2020, adding that he plans to cover any losses by winning new business from poorly prepared rivals.
The logistics industry is calling for urgent action to prepare for a no-deal Brexit after the government confirmed this week that there will be trade barriers post-Brexit for both exports and imports.