Wednesday, June 19, 2024

FTA: Customs union will not deliver frictionless trade

As the UK House of Commons prepares to vote on a motion on Customs and borders today, the UK’s logistics industry is reminding lawmakers that forming a Customs union with the European Union (EU) would not remove the need for checks at the borders or deliver frictionless arrangements on its own. That is the claim of […]

BIFA shares Parliament’s concerns over Customs plans post-Brexit

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee is right to have concerns over the UK government and HMRC’s plans for Customs procedures post-Brexit. Commenting after the publication of a report by the Committee, the trade association for UK freight forwarders agrees that more needs to be done […]

Freight forwarders want more detail on Customs proposals

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says it is no surprise the UK government paper is all about possible trade and customs arrangements post-Brexit but has called for more detail on Customs plans. The UK will leave the European Union (EU) in March 2019 after triggering Article 50 in March this year and yesterday the government published […]

Call for trade and logistics to be priorities as Brexit talks start

The UK and the European Union (EU) are set to start negotiating the former’s exit from the EU today and the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has repeated its calls for logistics and trade to be priorities. The association wants the Government to keep an open mind in the talks to ensure freight can continue to move […]