Brexit border guide published

London, UK: Updated guidance for businesses and passengers crossing the UK and EU border after the Brexit transition period ends this year has been published by the government.

The Border Operating Model confirms that hauliers will need a Kent Access Permit to access ports in the county and that EU, EEA and Swiss national ID cards will not be acceptable for travel to the UK, including for truck drivers, from October 2021.

“It’s vital that hauliers and traders do everything they can now to prepare for our new trading relationship with the EU,” Richard Burnett, chief executive, Road Haulage Association ,said: “Firms moving goods across borders will have to undertake customs processes whether there’s a deal or no deal. The message is clear – if the paperwork’s not right, the goods won’t cross.”

“Clarification on the arrangements for the UK’s borders with the EU at the end of the transition period is welcomed by our members, the organisations charged with moving goods and services to and from our nation’s largest trading partnerm” said Elizabeth de Jong, Logistics UK policy director.

“With less than 90 days to go until implementation, it is imperative that businesses seeking to sell their goods to companies in the EU make the most of this guidance to speed up their preparations and ensure that their paperwork is in order on 1 January 2021, she said.

“We now want to see the same clarity and detailed information for the movement of goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, so that businesses can plan and logistics operators avoid delays.”

To read the advice see: www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-border-operating-model
   

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