Post-Brexit Import Checks Delayed

THE GOVERNMENT’S decision to rethink the introduction of post-Brexit import checks on certain goods arriving from the EU (originally scheduled to be introduced in July 2022) while it finalises its 2025 Border Strategy will be met with mixed reactions from the industry, according to business group Logistics UK.
While the principles underpinning this strategy, such as digitisation, better use of data and trusted trader schemes, and the creation of a Single Trade Window, have the potential to support the UK’s importers and exporters, it is unfortunate that businesses have had to deal with so many false starts, commented Sarah Laouadi, Logistics UK’s head of international policy.
“Businesses need stability, clarity and certainty. The government’s wavering approach comes at the cost of logistics businesses who have invested time and money preparing for the introduction of checks, that were postponed four times over the years, before the decision to take a different approach was reached.”

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