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 of duties and taxes, and to postpone customs clearance formalities until the goods reach their destination, rather than at the ... [+]

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 ... [+]

FTA frustrated at Brexit lack of progress

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) said it was frustrated by the lack of progress in Brexit negotiations, following the failure of the latest summit talks to achieve anything concrete in mid-October. Head of European policy, Pauline Bastidon, commented: “With March 2019 fast approaching, it’s frustrating negotiators on both sides have still ... [+]

M26 ‘to become Brexit lorry park’ says newspaper

Work is to start on turning the M26 motorway in Kent into an emergency lorry park, according to a report in the Guardian newspaper. Overnight closures for surveying work have already started and there will be further closures in December to install gates in the central reservation. The M26 forms a ... [+]

Leeds conference to explore waterways

The Canal & River Trust will be holding the Freight by Water 2018 conference in Leeds on Wednesday 10 October, with the support of the Freight Transport Association. It brings together operators, freight carriers, logistics specialists and public bodies to look closely at the potential of the mode in the UK ... [+]

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