Last week Prime Minister Boris Johnson on behalf of UK Government agreed a new Brexit Withdrawal Agreement (WA) with the European Union. This meant that Boris Johnson actually got the EU to open the previous WA, to change the agreement and to remove the backstop – all things that previously was said impossible to do.
Friday 10 October, 20 days to Brexit.
What does Boris Johnson's proposal mean from a Customs perspective?
On Wednesday September 18th UK Government, the Treasury (FST) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officially launched the UK Customs Academy at an event at the House of Commons in Westminister, London.
A lot of people ask me how companies should prepare for Brexit. There is no simple answer to this, of course, but I usually suggest that they start taking the following actions.
The £16 Million funding measure announced by HM Treasury yesterday will allow large numbers of industry professionals to freely obtain the qualifications offered by the UK Customs Academy. Don't miss this opportunity to prepare for Brexit.
In these turbulent Brexit times, the new UK Customs Academy offers a unique opportunity to prepare for the future trading environment. Sign up for the webinar on September 5 and learn how the UK Customs Academy can help you to increase your knowledge of customs and international trade.
A major focus of No-Deal Brexit is how the border formalities can be solved on the island of Ireland as well as the volumes of goods going between UK and EU and passing through the English Channel on ro-ro or via the Eurotunnel. For a long period of time there were even discussions and different opinions around if there would be border procedures or not. For the professional Customs and Border community this has always been obvious – when a country leaves a Customs Union and a Customs territory there will be a customs border. When a Customs border appears, border formalities are necessary in line with the international trade legal framework.
Up to 10 ‘free ports’ to open across UK after Brexit under new government plans. Will it be successful? Yes, it could become a real success.