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Brexit: How will the new tariff system work? (BBC)

A no-deal Brexit has always meant that the UK would have greater flexibility to set its own trade tariffs. The government has now set out its plans on how it would take advantage of that opportunity. It has said it will cut tariffs to zero on 87% of the goods …

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Freight industry warns of truckers’ disaster in case of No-Deal Brexit

Transport body warns security certificates would result in further chaos under no deal The freight industry has warned of the potential for a fresh Brexit ferry fiasco after it emerged all British truckers will be required to have counter-terrorism safety security certificates to enter the European Union in the event of no …

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Jersey’s supply line with UK is ‘fragile’

The loss of the Huelin Dispatch cargo ship has increased the fragility of the Island’s supply chain with the UK, a former Chamber of Commerce president has said. David Warr, who owns Cooper and Co coffee merchants, has warned that the government must keep a close eye on the situation …

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BPA responds to EU/UK political declaration

Commenting on political declaration on the future relationship between the UK and the EU, Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive of the British Ports Association said: “The British Ports Association was supportive of the aspirations of the Government’s “Chequers” proposals over the summer as it committed to an agreement that ensured frictionless trade. This was …

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“Operation Stack”: UK’s solution to frequent French strikes

French port workers strike so often in England that the British government has had to launch a truck parking scheme called “Operation Stack.” Operation Stack sees lorries queued on British motorways before crossing the Channel to France Brexit will likely intensify the need for Operation Stack as lines will stretch even longer to enter or exit the European …

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“The UK needs a deal, not chartered-in ships”

Responding to reports that Government may charter ships in the event of a No-Deal Brexit, UK Chamber of Shipping CEO Bob Sanguinetti said: “It is not clear how Government chartering ships would really help.  I don’t see how Government itself can move goods faster or more efficiently than the private …

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