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U.K. Sets Out Post-Brexit Border Plan in 206-Page Document

July 13, 2020, 9:25 AM

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...

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