Haulage permit deadline is this Friday

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging commercial vehicle operators to urgently submit applications for international road haulage permits urgently, applications for which close on Friday 18 January. It says that with No Deal exit from the European Union a very real possibility operators will need ECMT (European Conference of Ministers of Transport) permits to transport goods to the European Union (EU) and EEA (European Economic Area) if ... [+]

No clean air charge for Southampton

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed Southampton City Council’s rejection if a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) charge in Southampton, saying the decision would boost the port and local businesses. FTA says that the zone would have damaged the port and local economy but fail to deliver swift improvements in air ... [+]

Immigration White Paper disappoints

The Freight Transport Association said that the Government’s White Paper on immigration after Brexit, published on 19 December “ignores the very real needs and concerns of the logistics industry, which supports every facet of the UK economy.” Head of skills campaigns, Sally Gilson, said: “With skills shortages already being experienced among ... [+]

Common Transit Convention will help speed UK exports, say FTA and FTAI

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) and FTA Ireland have welcome the EU’s invitation to the UK to join its Common Transit Convention (CTC) in its own right, something the associations have been pressing for some time. In the event of no deal, traders would use CTC to temporarily suspend payment ... [+]

FTA calls on MPs to back Brexit deal

Freight Transport Association (FTA) deputy chief executive James Hookham called on MPs to vote in favour of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement at a meeting with the Prime Minister of businesses and trade associations at 10 Downing Street on 26 November. He stressed that a No Deal outcome to negotiations is not ... [+]

Permits – apply now

Applications for international road haulage permits opened this week. The Freight Transport Association is advising international operators to apply sooner rather than later, in case there is a No Deal Brexit. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ecmt-international-road-haulage-permits [+]

FTA asks PM for answers on Ulster

The Freight Transport Association stressed that No Deal is not an acceptable option for the Northern Ireland logistics industry at an audience with Theresa May on 22 November at Number 10 Downing Street, t The meeting, at the request of the Prime Minister, gave Northern Ireland policy lead Seamus Leheny and ... [+]

Updated: Industry breathes sigh of relief over Brexit deal

With Prime Minister Theresa May securing her cabinet's backing for the draft Brexit agreement between the UK and EU – but still facing the task of getting it passed by Parliament - and a possible ‘no confidence motion’ along with numerous resignations – the Freight Transport Association it had reacted ... [+]

EU and UK ‘agree Brexit plan’

EU and UK ‘agree Brexit plan’ The UK and EU have reportedly agreed the draft text of a Brexit agreement, according to press reports. The document, which has been agreed at a technical level by officials, is due to be discussed at a special cabinet meeting at 2pm today (Wednesday). The PM ... [+]

FTA welcomes Northern Ireland clarification but wider worries remain

The Freight Transport Association welcomed news that Northern Ireland’s (NI) commercial vehicle operators will have unrestricted access to the Republic of Ireland (ROI) in the event of a no-deal Brexit, but said that the lack of clarity on permits for British operators must be addressed to keep trade flowing freely ... [+]

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