Commenting on the government’s publication today (8 October 2020) of its Border Operating Model, to be implemented at the end of the Transition Period from 1 January 2021, Logistics UK’s Policy Director Elizabeth de Jong said:
“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 partner.
“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. Logistics organisations need their customers to prepare if they are to maintain a smooth flow of goods to and from the EU.
“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.”