@willpetty78 @AnnaJerzewska ....despite many efforts from @RHARichardB @RHARodMcKenzie ....as well as you, @JVSwallow and many more of us present/ex industry...this remains true.

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22 Nov
The container congestion crisis engulfing the UK has spread beyond the country’s ports and distribution centres into towns and villages.
To say residents in the sleepy Suffolk village of Melton, located about 10 miles inland from Felixstowe, were surprised
to see large numbers of container trucks turning up on disused plot of land over the past week would be an understatement. The build-up of containers at site comes amid reports that some 11,000 teu of containers containing PPE shipments are stuck in Felixstowe’s container yards
One UK freight forwarder told The Loadstar the PPE shipments “can’t get into the National Health Service (NHS) supply network – it’s already full”.
Meanwhile, the country’ major container gateways continue to struggle with empty containers causing congestion,
Read 5 tweets
20 Nov
"UK trade can expect a “painful” exit from the European Union as ports requiring physical changes are left hanging on responses for government tenders to build new infrastructure.
This means we will have six months to build it in time for the 1 July [end of easing-in period] deadline, but the last substantial infrastructure project took 11 months,” he said.

(UK has 6 months "border facilitation" / smugglers' charter on customs declarations & SPS checks)
“Even more challenging (i.e. impossible) is the situation in Northern Ireland, where we need to have this new infrastructure in place by 1 January.”
Read 11 tweets
18 Nov
From ebay this morning

From 1 January 2021, eBay will be legally required to begin collecting and remitting VAT for UK imports. From that date, eBay will have to charge buyers the applicable VAT amount directly and remit this sum to the relevant authorities.
Sellers trading with UK buyers and listing on the UK or any EU site will need to provide both gross prices as well as the applicable VAT rate used to calculate the gross price on all listings. If sellers do not specify gross prices and VAT rates, eBay will have to assume that
the price provided is the net price, and will add VAT on top of the price displayed to buyers.

We strongly urge sellers listing on eBay.co.uk or other European eBay sites to specify the applicable VAT rates on existing listings as soon as possible.
Read 6 tweets
14 Nov
Okay time for a beach side beer ...just a quick note

UK has been part of a Single (expanding) internal borders Market for nearly *30* years.
& part of a Customs (expanding) Union for nearly *50* years.
To reverse that lack of capacity to reflect that lack of operational/customs/
infrastructure/space/"50,000" experienced staff dissipated away/IT support, demand was *always* going to be mammoth task at mammoth cost. eg Channel Tunnel was actually conceived of & built with the Single Market (inside a Customs Union) in mind...so it too didn't factor in space
needed for life outside it. France has been lucky: Calais port & Coquelles do have needed space for UK's self harming choice
EU nations (& Gib) haven't been hampered by a narrative of "opportunities"/trying to hide visible costs. & have duly prepped with loud necessary *warnings*
Read 5 tweets
13 Nov

"Freight forwarders are beginning to withdraw operations from Northern Ireland amid increasing concern about the capability of UK customs systems to handle dual-tariff procedures post-Brexit.
Agency Sector Management (ASM) chairman Peter MacSwiney told The Loadstar two of his largest customers had informed him they'd be relocating to the Republic of Ireland after the UK leaves the European Union on 1 January.“They said they would not be dealing with Northern Ireland
because of the complexity of moving goods,” said Mr MacSwiney.
“I think it’s indicative of how business will respond to the chaos surrounding the transition, and we will likely see more move out before this is over, because it is an area lacking customs experience and skillsets –
Read 12 tweets
12 Nov
THIS should be daily news ...RHA have used terms "impossible" "disaster area" (a deal/any FTA) or "disaster area with rocket boosters" (no deal) for a very long time now...
BUT always the "news" moves on next day.
Not enough have taken enough notice from those of us that "*know*
Out of the Customs Union & out of the Single Market (& safety/security zone)...without the ports/infrastructure/customs experience capacity/supply to meet new demands (GB/NI a special doozy)
*is* going to decimate/destroy many UK businesses esp SMEs..& supply chains @IanKingSky
the level of insightful questoning is appalling...
of course when freight needs to move across a customs AND a regulatory/SPS border (& a safety/security border) it is going to fucking cost more...
Costs WILL *rise* to the consumer and choice/volumes WILL *fall* ....
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