FTA Ireland has warned UK businesses to ensure any goods sent to the Republic of Ireland are accompanied by the correct declarations paperwork or face potential delays.
One week after the end of the Brexit Transition period, Aidan Flynn, the association’s general manager, was cautioning British businesses that failure to comply with new procedures will put the Irish supply chain at risk:
‘We are all facing new trading arrangements for the first time in 40 years,’ he explained, ‘to ensure that goods continue to flow smoothly to and from the Republic, everyone in the supply chain must work together and allocate clear roles and responsibilities. That way, all the necessary declarations can be completed, and correct paperwork provided to accompany loads. Without it, delays and frustrations will quickly mount up.’