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Bring forward new border measures, says Logistics UK

[ August 27, 2020   //   ]

Logistics UK (formerly FTA) has called for greater ambition in the timeframe of the government’s 2025 UK Border Strategy, in its response to consultation, which closed on 28 August.
Manager of European and international policy, Sarah Laouadi commented: “The concepts of upstream compliance, e-documents and single window to avoid duplication of data submission are particularly important to support trade but our members want the proposed changes brought forward as soon as possible to minimise friction at the border. The quicker the changes are implemented, the sooner the UK can benefit from a joined-up approach – and we believe this must be before 2025.”
Logistics UK is also calling on the UK government to refresh the strategy during 2021 to account for the changes that will take place following the end of the EU Exit transition period. UK borders, particularly for ro ro traffic, which will change dramatically as the EU Exit transition period comes to an end.
It is also urging government to carry out a red tape review to minimise burdens on business – for example, removing the requirement to complete Intrastat after the transition period ends.