Exporters could face paperwork mountain, warns forwarder

A customs entry for each shipment to the EU could take an hour-and-three-quarters to complete under Boris Johnson’s now ‘paused’ draft EU withdrawal agreement, says director of Leeds forwarder Tudor International Freight, Adam Johnson. He said the customs declaration form UK companies would have to provide for every consignment shipped to the EU will have 50 fields, according to an official government estimate. He said the current draft EU withdrawal agreement and ... [+]

Exit decs needed for Ulster-UK cargo, says Brexit minister

Exit summary declarations will be needed for goods being exported from Northern Ireland to the UK mainland under the government's latest plans, Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay has told the Lords Exiting the EU committee, the BBC reports. It would appear to contradict earlier government assurances that the trade would be ... [+]

Be prepared, but don’t panic, Gothenburg boss tells traders

The port of Gotherburg in Sweden says it is sending out a message to the country's exporters, telling them that the must be ensure that goods are ready for customs clearance before they reach the port terminals. “If an exporter does not have everything in place, they won't get in ... [+]

Boris proposes all-island regulatory zone-updated

PM proposes all-island customs zone British Prime Minister Boris Johson is suggesting an "all-island regulatory zone" with Northern Ireland following EU rules for trade in goods in his bit to break the impasse over Brexit, the BBC reports. Checks and controls on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain would not apply ... [+]

Ulster to stay in Single Market for food and industrial products?

Fine Gael senator Neale Richmond has told the BBC’s Today programme that under the PM's Brexit plans, Northern Ireland would remain in the EU single market for agri-food and industrial products, for four years. However, there would still be "additional checks" on the island of Ireland which he described as ... [+]

UK government ‘planning string of Irish border posts’

The UK government is planning to set up a network of inland clearance sites close to but not on the Northern/Ireland border says the EUObserver website, quoting a report by the Irish broadcaster RTE. The RTE says the suggestion is contained in a leaked “informal document” by the British Government. ... [+]

Summary decs needed for deepsea cargo after Brexit, says ONE

Cargo loaded in UK ports or prior EU ports and remaining on board the vessel while calling at in the UK will require an Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) to be filed in advance of the vessel’s entry into the EU after Brexit, reports container operator Ocean Network Express (ONE). The ... [+]

Government allocates EORI numbers

The Government started in mid-August to automatically allocate HM Revenue and Customs Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) numbers to prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit. Around 88,000 VAT-registered companies were expected to receive the numbers over the space of a fortnight. EORI numbers are used to process of customs entry ... [+]

Freight men to join Brexit advice group – updated

FTA policy manager for Northern Ireland Seamus Leheny and Peter MacSwiney, chairman of freight software firm ASM have been appointed to a new Technical Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group to explore options to replace the Northern Ireland backstop by the end of 2020. The group consists of 15 technical experts in ... [+]

Tunnel ready for Brexit checks

Eurotunnel officially handed over buildings intended for customs, veterinary and phytosanitary inspection services to the French authorities on 4 April. The Douane-SIVEP control centre will be open 24 hours for Ministry of Agriculture officials and customs officers. It provides nine unloading docks, a refrigerated storage area, 100 parking spaces for ... [+]

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