Wales to operate controls on Irish imports from January

Wales Minister for the economy, Vaughan Gething said that as well as the requirement for export health and phytosanitary certification under the Border Target Operating Model (BTOM), published by the West minister Government on 29 August, the Welsh Government will introduce the requirement to pre-notify some additional categories of SPS goods imported from the Republic of Ireland in January 2024. This requirement has already been in place for similar EU ... [+]

Wales delays SPS checks

The Welsh Government has decided to postpone plans to introduce pre-notification for certain sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) goods products imported to Wales from the Republic of Ireland. It follows  concerns by stakeholders over the available time before 1 January 2023 to prepare, said Minister for Economy, Vaughan Gething. Introduction of prenotification ... [+]

Wales launches Freeport bidding

The Welsh Government opened the bidding process for the country’s Freeport programme on 1 September. Applicants have until 24 November to complete and submit their bids. The successful bid will be announced in early spring 2023, with the freeport being established by summer 2023. It follows the agreement between the Welsh ... [+]

Welsh government signs freeports deal

Welsh Ministers have agreed to support a freeport policy for Wales following the Westminster Government’s agreement to meet the Welsh Government’s demands that they provide at least £26 million of non-repayable starter funding. They say this would equal the deals offered to English freeports. The UK Government has also agreed to ... [+]

Welsh government throws doubt on Freeport plan

The Welsh government has written to the UK Government asking for an urgent discussion to determine how to resolve issues over freeports, warning that, without a workable solution, “we will need to move forward and dedicate our focus to supporting the economy in Wales in alternative ways.” In a statement on ... [+]

Government ‘will impose Welsh freeport’

Welsh secretary Simon Hart says the Westminster government will develop a freeport in Wales even if the Welsh government does not agree, according to a BBC report. Hart told a committee of MPs "we would rather do it as a team effort than have to resort to reserved powers, but it ... [+]

New road measures set to reprieve Newport

The Welsh Government has put forward a package of measures costing around £135m to mitigate the effect of the new M4 relief road on ABP’s port of Newport, the BBC reports. They include providing new buildings for firms operating in the port and developing the south dock as an alternative ... [+]

Bids invited for Welsh port funding


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