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UK launches bidding process for Freeports

The UK has launched a bidding process for the first seven Freeports in England, as part of the country’s post-Brexit strategy. The British Ports Association (BPA) welcomes the move, as part of its port zoning economic vision for regional growth.

BPA responds to Brexit worst-case scenario

Following a letter by the chancellor of Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove noting potential issues for freight traffic after the Brexit transition period, the British Ports Association responded to reasonable worst-case scenario assumptions.

Port town of Calais aims to leverage Brexit to its benefit

Authorities in Calais are pressing the French government to establish a duty-free zone for British shoppers that would cover the entire port town in northern France, in case a future trade deal between the UK and the EU returns to trade tariffs.

Port of Rotterdam prepared for Brexit’s consequences

Following UK’s exit from the European Union on 31 January 2020, Port of Rotterdam expressed its concerns about its trade relationship with the UK. Depending on the terms agreed, the free trade will bring new formalities, tariffs, quality regulations and environmental standards.

UK Ports urge for clarity regarding UK trade policy

Responding to UK Prime Minister’s speech in Greenwich, the British Ports Association (BPA) has called on the Government to clarify the mixed messages on trade and set out a positive and detailed vision for the UK’s trade and industrial policy.

Port of Dover pressures Gov. on new UK customs system

The head of Port of Dover reported that the UK has an 11-month deadline to issue new customs systems across the country to avoid potential border checks blocking its biggest trade arteries when it fully leaves the European Union.

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