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BIFA member survey regarding the leaving the EU Transition Period

The UK entered a Transition Period at the end January 2020 which lasts until the 31st December this year, however both signatories can seek an extension, of either one or two years, but this has to be agreed by the 30th June.

A recent survey of BIFA members produced the following positives:  

  • The majority of members said that they understood the customs entry procedures for moving goods to and from the UK and the EU.
  • The majority also said that there are good levels of familiarity with Transit procedures 

The main concerns that members expressed through the survey was over the Transition Period, as well as recruiting staff that may be needed to handle any additional work. 

  • When asked about whether or not there should be an extension to the Transition period should no trade deal be achieved, 72.14% of the Membership indicated that there should be such an extension with 62.17% favouring a two-year extension to the Transition period 

BIFA will be making these views known to Government, and is encouraging its members to send individual e-mails to both their local MP and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, the Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP. 

The contact details for your local MP can be found at, UK Parliament, MPs and Lords, https://members.parliament.uk/FindYourMP 

The Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP can be written to at:- 

Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall
United Kingdom 

Or e-mailed at publiccorrespondence@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

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