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Geodis tests out no deal technology

[ October 9, 2019   //   ]

Freight forwarder Geodis is carrying out dry runs organized by French Customs to test the future customs arrangements in the event of a no-deal Brexit in partnership with French chemical firm Arkema.

Since September, French Customs have been organizing a series of full-scale simulations with all players concerned – including transporters, loaders, customs representatives and customs clearance software providers – to test the new Smart Borders system.

The forwarder and Arkema organized a shipment from a plant in La Chambre, south eastern France, to the UK under the conditions of a post-Brexit export operation to evaluate the advance transmission of customs documents, matching of customs data with that of the vehicle, and the actual crossing of the border.

Geodis said the shipment crossed the border safely and smoothly.