‘Brexit Needs Action, Not Another Meeting’

LOGISTICS UK has reacted with incredulity at mid-November announcement by the government of a Business Task Force at such a late stage in the Brexit process.
‘At this point in time, business needs direction and decisions by government, not another set of meetings,’ said David Wells, chief executive of Logistics UK.
With information still needed and decisions required on GB-NI trade, this feels like nothing more than a smokescreen to cover up the government’s lack of focus on issues which will hit the UK hard come 1 January 2021.
Logistics UK (formerly FTA) has launched a partnership with customs declarations company AEB, to help members prepare for new trading conditions with the EU.
Al Richardson, head of membership at Logistics UK explained: ‘The partnership will provide member organisations that need to make customs declarations from 1 January 2021 with discounted access to AEB’s easy-to-use software platform, reducing administrative time and making it easier to process goods as they transit to and from the EU:
‘For many businesses trading with the EU, the new trading conditions will be the first time that they have ever had to make customs declarations – our partnership with AEB aims to remove the anxiety and unfamiliarity which this could cause and facilitate a smooth, easy transit for goods to EU customers, saving members time and money in the process.’
As reported in last month’s TN, the RHA is now providing a similar service to members under its Customs Brokerage scheme.

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