More red tape for hauliers

International hauliers face more customs red tape in the no-deal Brexit plans announced by the government, the Road Haulage Association has warned.

It is outlined in the ‘Trading with the EU if there’s no Brexit deal’ technical notice that hauliers would be responsible for their own Safety and Security Declarations, which is an industry first.

Operators are advised by the government that they would be required to submit an Exit Summary Declaration to the customs authority from which the consignment is being exported and an Entry Summary Declaration to the customs authority that the consignment is entering.

“This announcement is far too little and comes far too late,” said RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett. “Hauliers have been waiting for practical advice on the worst-case scenarios for many months, yet the government is leaving it to the eleventh hour giving businesses little time to prepare.”

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