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Forwarders hit out at 'exclusion' from no-deal Brexit ro-ro customs plans

11 Feb, 2019

Post no-deal Brexit, forwarders will likely face greater pressure from shippers to transport goods by ro-ro ferries, using HMRC's simplified customs procedures.

Announced on Tuesday, the Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSPs) match trader numbers against trailers and postpones payment of import duties that would otherwise be required – but only for ro-ro traffic.

Head of multimodal policy at the FTA Alex Veitch told The Loadstar TSP was a “dramatic simplification”, but said that it needed to be expanded.

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