Logistics UK has reacted with optimism to the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) reached today (24 December) between the UK and EU but has cautioned that there is still much to be done to protect the nation’s supply chains, and the economy as a whole. “A deal is great news for the UK economy,” said Elizabeth de Jong, the group’s policy director, “since it removes the risk of tariffs being placed on almost every item imported from the EU, which would […]
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has warned imports and exports of live animals will be disrupted after 1 July following news that Portsmouth International Port has scrapped plans to build a live animal border control post (BCP).
Operators should not be distracted by the prospect of a busy Christmas and instead must prepare for a worst-case scenario of a Brexit and Covid-19 “double whammy”, according to Dawsongroup.
The government has been forced to clarify the level of import tariffs to be placed on new trucks in the event of a no-deal Brexit after a document revealed it has been hiked from a promised 10% to 16%.