CILT has received a letter from Michael Gove, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, providing further information about the UK's reasonable worst case scenario (RWCS) planning assumptions for potential disruption to freight travelling between Great Britain (GB) and the European Union (EU) at the end of the transition period.
Within the letter, he states: The biggest potential cause of disruption are traders not being ready for controls implemented by EU Member States on 1 January 2021. Irrespective of the outcome of negotiations between the UK and EU, traders will face new customs controls and processes. Simply put, if traders, both in the UK and EU, have not completed the right paperwork, their goods will be stopped when entering the EU and disruption will occur. It is essential that traders act now and get
ready for new formalities. We are supporting traders to take the necessary steps for the end of the year and have launched a communications campaign in the UK and the EU to help traders to get ready.
You can read the letter in full here.