UK tells IRU it is ready for post-Brexit TIR transits

The UK government has confirmed it is ready for increased TIR transits between the UK and the EU when the Brexit transition period ends in two weeks. Extensive UK government planning and new support information for hauliers seeks to mitigate potential traffic and driver issues on the UK side of the border. 

Responding to questions from leading EU road haulage companies at an IRU dialogue this week, senior figures from the Ministry of Transport and UK Customs [HMRC] confirmed that trained border staff are ready for TIR transits to, from and via the UK at all major ports from 1 January. 

With a post Brexit trade deal still being negotiated, IRU and road transport operators on both sides of the English Channel have expressed alarm at the uncertainty companies continue to face in planning shipments. Further information here or on the IRU website here.