Most read articles on the Daily Update this summer - when post-transition planning really got going

Wed 12 Aug 2020
Posted by: William Barns-Graham
IOE News


The government has hit fifth gear with its preparations for post-transition trade.

Daily Update readers, meanwhile, have provided a barometer for the topics vital to international traders.

Here are the key developments that have piqued your interest…

Government’s post-transition border plan: 10 things traders need to know

Cabinet minister Michael Gove, in announcing the publication in parliament, said the plan would "assist the smooth movement of goods and will also help us to lay the foundations for the world’s most effective border by 2025".

The plan was a result of "extensive consultation and collaboration" with trade bodies, Gove said.

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Amazon fulfilment services for UK to Europe cut off as platform passes logistical burden to sellers

Amazon sellers in the UK will no longer be able to access the EU marketplace using the platform’s UK fulfilment services from the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020.

The e-commerce giant currently allows UK sellers to send products to one of its fulfilment centres in the UK, where goods are then stored and distributed across Europe by Amazon, based on anticipated demand.

However, Amazon last week announced that it would be splitting its fulfilment networks between the UK and the EU.

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UK to introduce full import controls in three phases post-transition

The government is to introduce customs controls on goods entering Great Britain from the EU in three phases from the start of 2021, Cabinet minister Michael Gove confirmed this afternoon (Friday 12 June).

The move follows lobbying by sectors such as pharmaceutical and agriculture about the potential for import checks to compound the economic impact of coronavirus.

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UK government reveals post-Brexit tariff regime plan: supply chain imports protected

The UK is to slash tariffs on a wide range of goods when it leaves the EU at the end of the year.

The levies would apply to trade between the UK and any country or bloc with which it does not have a trade agreement after the transition period ends on 31 December 2020.

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Government admits ‘low levels’ of trader readiness for post-transition and restarts border contingency plans

The government has published a blueprint for mitigating a ‘no deal’ outcome in the EU trade negotiations, after admitting “low levels of trade and haulier readiness” for new customs rules and checks after the current transition period finishes on 31 December 2020.

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