Exports to the European Union from the U.K. will face customs controls from Jan 1. 2021, according to a government plan seen by Bloomberg News.
- From January, hauliers exporting to the EU will need explicit permission from the tax authorities to proceed to ports
- From July, hauliers will use a new IT system to obtain a reference number proving they can take their goods to the EU. Without a valid reference number, they will be stopped
- Government plan says it is developing a “smart freight system” to help the flow of trade
- “Where an HGV was deemed “border ready” (in...