The Trade and Agriculture Commission has invited the AIC to submit its views to help shape its report on the UK’s future trade policies. We are aware that a number of AIC member businesses have also been approached to provide evidence, and we would encourage those members to also respond.
In July 2020, the Government published the first edition of a Border Operating Model (BOM). It set out the core model that all importers and exporters will need to follow from January 2021 as well as the additional requirements for specific products such as live animals, plants, products of animal origin and high-risk food not of animal origin.
Last week, the Government published a short summary document (attached to this briefing) that outlines its current assessment on the possible impacts of a ‘no deal’ scenario between the UK and EU to the UK’s borders, from 1 st January 2021. The premise is to prevent freight for export arriving at UK ports without the correct documentation, and what the likely impacts will be of this policy.
This week’s UK-EU negotiations take place in London with level playing-field, fisheries and the role of the European Court of Justice still the main sticking points. With the Transition Period set to end on 31 st December, both the UK Government and the EU have published updates on their readiness.
Followng the live webinar on Friday 10th July for members that were not able to follow the live broadcast members are now able to watch the webinar thorough the following link : | https://zoom.us/rec/play/tJIpfruurT83G9zDtASDC6B5W9Xvff-shHdI-aFexE-wUXILYVvzYrYSY7RTS7ji3Ld_SUO_055teUMq?autoplay=true&startTime=1594368850000