Apply for permits ‘just in case’, government tells hauliers

The government is encouraging hauliers to apply for ECMT (European Conference of Ministers of Transport) permits “as a precautionary measure” in case current negotiations fail to eliminate the need for them. The announcement set alarm bells ringing in the trade, with Logistics UK saying that in a call with government the previous day, stakeholders had been told these permits should not be needed. Policy manager for the South East, Heidi Skinner ... [+]

Trade has head in the sand over Brexit, says minister

UK traders have their “head in the sand” over Brexit, according to minister of state for Brexit preparedness, Lord Agnew. He told the Treasury Select Committee on 13 October that traders “are not as ready as they should be” for customs declarations when the UK leaves the EU single market ... [+]

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