For now, the over-riding point to emphasise is that nothing changes - yet - in spite of the Referendum vote. Even when the UK gives formal notice of withdrawal from the EU (the Article 50 process), which is expected in early 2017, it is anticipated that the negotiations will take at least two years to complete. A period that can be extended if all member states agree.
Those engaged in international European and global supply chains will feel the effects of any new requirements first. Much will depend on the conditions for UK access to the Single Market but matters that could be affected include: border controls, customs tarrifs and procedures, enforcement of international road haulage and conditions for access to global markets.
As the picture becomes clearer this is where we will be placing information for different sections of the FTA membership: international hauliers and logistics providers; international shippers and logistics buyers; pan-European supply chain operators; and, operators of trucks and vans within the UK.
Nothing changes for freight transport operations until exit negotiations have been completed. The Government gave official notice to leave the EU (a notification under Article 50 of the EU Treaty), on the 29 March 2017.
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