In line with the letter from Michael Gove, MP (Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster), to freight associations and large companies, warning of 2-day delays at the borders and 7,000 truck long queues, the following information has been published:
All EU and UK companies will need to be ready with the correct paperwork and registrations completed and up to date, whatever the post transition period outcome. Simply put, if traders both UK and EU have not completed the right paperwork, their goods will be stopped when entering the EU and disruption will occur.
We urge companies and businesses alike to access the EU Trade Portal https://eutradeportal.com and benefit from its services. The Portal is designed to help every business, SME, sole traders, or enterprises, to complete all necessary customs documentation.
The Portal is designed to help every business, SME, sole traders or enterprises, to complete necessary customs documentation. Users of the Portal will have access to customs regimes and destinations, declaration of goods, their classification and origin, quotas, permissive acts, and taxes for all categories of goods, as well as the procedures, automated forms and documents for obtaining specific authorisations. The aim is to smooth the path for large or small operations to keep the highways of trade running smoothly.
The EU Trade Portal (https://eutradeportal.com) will respond to all the information and documentation needs of the business environments in the UK and the European Union regarding the regulation of export/import and transit operations. Waiting times at the borders will thus be kept to the minimum, avoiding incomplete, or wrongly filled in forms and declarations – ultimately saving time and money for any business on both sides of the Channel.
In short, by using the Portal, businesses can be assured that all paperwork, required registrations or other necessary documents are completed correctly and ready to go, so that trading can continue seamlessly from the beginning to the end user.