Freight News, Road

Remember, remember the first of November

[ October 1, 2019   //   ]

The International Road Transport Union has joined forces with other EU industry bodies calling on the European Commission and member states to implement additional customs contingency to reduce disruption to freight in the case of a no-deal Brexit. IRU says that any goods starting their journey to or from the UK or in transit before the deadline and arriving after the deadline cannot be declared before the UK becomes a third country and cannot cross the border before having been declared, creating serious bottlenecks. IRU and its partners are calling, in case of a no-deal Brexit, for a temporary exemption from customs procedures for goods going to or from the UK or in transit and having started their journey before the Brexit deadline and ending on 1 November.