A joint bid to make Thurrock the centre of a major global free port on the river Thames has been launched by Forth Ports Group and DP World. The bid is in response to government plans to create up to 10 free ports across the UK after Brexit. These will allow firms to import goods and then re-export them outside normal tax and customs rules. The deadline for free port bid submission is expected to be towards the end of […]
No-deal Brexit: Border controls to be ditched and emergency measures enacted, as UK runs out of time
A no-deal Brexit will see border controls ditched and emergency measures to control queues put in place, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.
The RHA has welcomed the smooth flow of traffic at Channel ports, following the UK’s exit from the EU on 1 January, but warned that the real test will come later this week as freight volumes return to normal, complicated by the need for truck drivers crossing into France to have tested negative for Covid-19 no more than 72 hours previously.
Goods from Northern Ireland to Great Britain will not be subject to export declarations and there will be no tariffs on freight remaining within the UK customs territory, cabinet minister Michael Gove has confirmed.