Brexit readiness

ECG is currently following the latest developments on Brexit and plans to hold an informative event for members when more clarity is available. In the meantime please find below some useful links on Brexit readiness and relevant coverage in the industry media.

Open letter to EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier and to UK Chief Negotiator David Frost and Prime Minister Boris Johnson

A EU-UK deal is still possible and remains indispensable

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The Brexit solution of the Dutch ports

As of the 1st of January 2021, your transport to and from the United Kingdom always starts with a declaration to Customs. Once this has been done, you digitally pre-notify the customs documents at the terminals via Portbase. This pre-notification is mandatory at all ferry terminals and most shortsea terminals. Otherwise, your cargo will be denied access. Therefore, be sure to make careful agreements about who does what in your logistics chain. In 5 simple steps, you can ensure fast transport via the Dutch ports in 2021 as well!

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Confusion Over Terminology Blamed for Brexit Misunderstanding

The government has claimed that a misunderstanding of terms is what led to an attack from Logistics UK regarding the readiness of the new Customs system designed to smooth the way for trucks…

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RHA Brexit Checklist- What you need to do now

The latest Brexit checklist is now available here…

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UK agrees to post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

Britain has secured its first big post-Brexit trade deal, an agreement with Japan that it hailed as “historic” as it struggles to agree on trade with its closest trading partners in the Euro…

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Only weeks left to save EU and UK auto sectors from €110 billion ‘no deal’ Brexit disaster

With just 15 weeks before the Brexit transition period expires, European automotive industry leaders have today joined forces to call for the EU and UK to secure an ambitious free trade agreement (FTA…

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UK prepares network of lorry parks for potential Brexit freight chaos

With the UK just three months away from its full separation from the European Union from 1 January 2021, the UK government has given itself sweeping powers to build lorry parks in up to 29 parts of th…

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Brexit: Border infrastructure planning easements welcome but timescales remain tight

The British Ports Association has welcomed the new legislation introduced to fast track the planning processes for Brexit related border infrastructure, at and around ports, but is warning that there …

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