With just two months until the end of the Brexit transition period, logistics businesses must ensure they are as prepared as possible for the new trading environment on 1 January 2021. To help hauliers get ‘Brexit ready’, Logistics UK is holding a virtual conference on 25 November 2020, sponsored by Port of Dover.
The half-day event, also sponsored by DDC FPO, will provide hauliers with practical advice on how to prepare for the changes that lie ahead, including IT systems, customs controls and procedures; traffic management in Kent; and trade to and from Northern Ireland. To provide up to the minute information about the political situation, and guidance for those businesses trading with the EU, one of the Senior Cabinet Ministers has been announced as the keynote speaker.
Speakers at the event will also provide information on the requirements of the major European Ro Ro ports in France, the Republic of Ireland, Netherlands and Belgium. The conference format will combine presentations with panel sessions and interactive Q&As with our expert speakers.
Alex Veitch, General Manager of Public Policy at Logistics UK comments: “While the final shape of the EU-UK trade agreement is yet to be determined, there is still much that UK traders can do now to ensure that the goods they depend upon continue to flow across our borders. Logistics businesses must be ready to switch to new systems and new methods of trading from 1 January 2021 if their operations are to remain functional post-EU Exit. We encourage all those moving goods internationally to attend our virtual conference, so they are best prepared for the new environment.”
Tickets are available to purchase for £155+VAT for members of Logistics UK and £195+VAT for non-members. For more information, or to book your place, please visit logistics.org.uk/brexit-conference
Logistics UK (formerly FTA) is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. For more information about the organisation and its work, including its ground-breaking research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the whole supply chain, please visit logistics.org.uk
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Rebecca Morpeth Spayne,
Editor, International Trade Magazine
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