(EORI) numbers

THE ROAD Haulage Association is concerned that there is still much to be done to get businesses ready for Brexit, even although the government has finally announced that it will automatically enrol firms in a customs ID system.

HMRC will allocate Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) numbers which will allow firms to continue trading with EU businesses after Brexit.

RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett has long called on the government to take this action but warns that firms still don’t have the clarity they need to fully prepare for a ‘no deal’.

‘This is a long overdue move that will keep UK businesses trading with customers and suppliers in the EU, but it’s only the beginning of the process. Traders still aren’t getting the information and support they need to tackle the customs formalities they’ll be facing after Brexit,’ he stressed.

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