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Robert.Jervis_43227 Nov 06

Not ready for Brexit means a 'hairy' January for trade, 'but it will calm down'

port of Dover
Just 34 working days remain before Brexit, and yet shippers and forwarders remain woefully unprepared for custom procedure changes, according to panellists at Multimodal Connect.
Underlining today’s National Audit Office report, a survey conducted by the UK Warehousing Association found that while 65% of members felt prepared, 75% of those polled believed their customers were not.
 
“Whatever final outcome emerges from the negotiations, a free trade agreement will not put us back in the customs union,” said UKWA chief executive Peter Ward.

For full details of analysis from The Loadstar - please click here 

The expert panel consisted of:-
  • Peter Ward, CEO, UKWA 
  • Andrew Baxter, Managing Director, Europa Freight Group
  • Ken Russell, Director, Russell Logistics and Chairman, RFG
  • Martin Meacock, Director Product Management, Customs Europe, Descartes
  • Barbara Buczek, CCO, Port of Dover
  • Nigel Jenney, CEO, Fresh Produce Consortium
 
The event was sponsored by The Port of Dover & Port of Dover Cargo Ltd

If you were unable to attend the webinar, a recording is available here and at https://www.multimodal.org.uk/webinars