RHA welcomes Brexit awareness campaign

9th September 2019

The Road Haulage Association is pleased at the news from the Department for Transport that they are launching a multi-million pound public information campaign to ensure that businesses and hauliers are Brexit-ready.

It is inevitable that there will be changes to processes following our departure from the EU and since it was first announced, three years ago, we have been calling for Brexit clarity yet little has been forthcoming. Today, Government emailed over 70,000 UK operators, industry bodies and other interested parties with essential, detailed, information.

This campaign will make sure hauliers obtain everything they need from traders to get through border customs smoothly, reducing the risk of holdups at ports and ferry terminals.

Commenting, RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett said: “With only 38 working days to go until we leave the EU it is essential that information is delivered in a clear and concise way. Traders, haulage operators in particular, simply don’t have time to digest and implement the small print. They need to know right now how to get through the next few months.

“It is essential that the entire supply chain here and abroad understands what will be required. This information will certainly reduce the impact but it won’t be until 1 November that we get a clearer idea of what ‘impact’ actually looks like.”

Notes to Editors:
In addition to an English version, the guidance document will available in 10 other languages, including Welsh. It is essential that operators based in mainland Europe also get the information and we urge governments in other EU member states to relay this to their operators too.