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Agency Sector Management moves to calm fears over Brexit chaos at UK’s Port of Dover


Agency Sector Management (ASM) Ltd announces plans in place to deal with exports and imports at the Port of Dover and other roll-on, roll-off ports in the event of a no-deal Brexit

London, UK, Tuesday 15th January 2019 – Fears that the Port of Dover, one of the UK’s busiest cargo ports, will face chaos in the event of a no-deal Brexit have been calmed by Agency Sector Management (ASM) Ltd, after it revealed plans are in place to continue handling the current volume of imports and exports.

Widespread concern over whether the UK will face significant delays to cargo trucks at Dover and other ports, as a result of having to wait for clearance, prompted ASM to reveal that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has developed contingency plans should the Government fail to strike a deal on its exit of the European Union.

“A lot has been said recently about the chaos that will ensue at Dover and other roll-on, roll-off (RoRo) ports if we leave the EU on 29 March without a deal,” said Peter MacSwiney, Chairman, ASM.

“We do however understand from HMRC sources that there are plans in place for RoRo traffic in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, and that those plans (for the UK side of the border at least) do not involve inventory systems or mandatory reporting to the frontier for either exports or imports.”

MacSwiney said that for imports of EU goods, the plan involves all goods being declared as a pre-lodged non-inventory linked declaration, prior to the ferry arriving in the UK.

On arrival, the trader ‘arrives’ the declaration and, only if the goods are selected for examination will the vehicle have to report to Customs.

Otherwise, the driver can carry on to their destination as they do now.

For exports, pre-lodged declarations will be required (as is currently the case for all third country exports), but for RoRo exports, these will be declared as ‘arrived’.

If the declaration receives ‘permission to progress’ (P2P) then the vehicle can proceed to the ferry as now. If selected for examination, the goods will have to be presented to Customs.

MacSwiney added that in terms of goods arriving to the EU, it was unclear as to whether there would be a requirement for an Entry Summary Declaration as is normally made for all third country goods entering the EU.

“These plans do not initially involve the new Customs Declaration Service, the new declaration processing system being developed to replace the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF),” he said.

“Despite anything you may have heard, that new system is not going to be ready by the time we leave the EU.”

By far the greatest volume of RoRo traffic between the UK and EU goes via Dover, with approximately 7,000 vehicles per day in 2017, according to the port’s own statistics.

For more information visit www.asm.org.uk

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About AGENCY SECTOR MANAGEMENT

Agency Sector Management (UK) Ltd (ASM), is the leading software provider to the UK Customs clearance and freight forwarding industries and has three decades of experience in addressing the complex needs of global freight forwarders and providing total Customs solutions.

Sequoia, its complete software solution, supports across the board in:

·      Air & Ocean Import and Export

·      External Temporary Storage Facilities (ETSF)

·      Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP)

·      Customs Warehousing

·      New Computerised Transit System (NCTS)

·      Designated Export Place (DEP)

·      Air WayBills (AWB’s)

·      Forwarding Documentation

·      Job Costing and Invoicing

·      Worksheets

·      Web Services Application Programme Interface

ASM represents the interests of the freight forwarding community through advocacy activities, ensuring its voice is heard during drafting of legislation and tackling the issues at the forefront of the industry’s concern.

Through these activities, ASM ensures its software is responsive to its users’ priorities, making it the innovative, integrated solution they need, be they freight forwarders, community, or government systems.

To find out more visit www.asm.org.uk

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London, UK, Tuesday 15th January 2019 – Fears that the Port of Dover, one of the UK’s busiest cargo ports, will face chaos in the event of a no-deal Brexit have been calmed by Agency Sector Management (ASM) Ltd, after it revealed plans are in place to continue handling the current volume of imports and exports.

Widespread concern over whether the UK will face significant delays to cargo trucks at Dover and other ports, as a result of having to wait for clearance, prompted ASM to reveal that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has developed contingency plans should the Government fail to strike a deal on its exit of the European Union.

“A lot has been said recently about the chaos that will ensue at Dover and other roll-on, roll-off (RoRo) ports if we leave the EU on 29 March without a deal,” said Peter MacSwiney, Chairman, ASM.

“We do however understand from HMRC sources that there are plans in place for RoRo traffic in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, and that those plans (for the UK side of the border at least) do not involve inventory systems or mandatory reporting to the frontier for either exports or imports.”

MacSwiney said that for imports of EU goods, the plan involves all goods being declared as a pre-lodged non-inventory linked declaration, prior to the ferry arriving in the UK.

On arrival, the trader ‘arrives’ the declaration and, only if the goods are selected for examination will the vehicle have to report to Customs.

Otherwise, the driver can carry on to their destination as they do now.

For exports, pre-lodged declarations will be required (as is currently the case for all third country exports), but for RoRo exports, these will be declared as ‘arrived’.

If the declaration receives ‘permission to progress’ (P2P) then the vehicle can proceed to the ferry as now. If selected for examination, the goods will have to be presented to Customs.

MacSwiney added that in terms of goods arriving to the EU, it was unclear as to whether there would be a requirement for an Entry Summary Declaration as is normally made for all third country goods entering the EU.

“These plans do not initially involve the new Customs Declaration Service, the new declaration processing system being developed to replace the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF),” he said.

“Despite anything you may have heard, that new system is not going to be ready by the time we leave the EU.”

By far the greatest volume of RoRo traffic between the UK and EU goes via Dover, with approximately 7,000 vehicles per day in 2017, according to the port’s own statistics.

For more information visit www.asm.org.uk

Ends

About AGENCY SECTOR MANAGEMENT

Agency Sector Management (UK) Ltd (ASM), is the leading software provider to the UK Customs clearance and freight forwarding industries and has three decades of experience in addressing the complex needs of global freight forwarders and providing total Customs solutions.

Sequoia, its complete software solution, supports across the board in:

·      Air & Ocean Import and Export

·      External Temporary Storage Facilities (ETSF)

·      Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP)

·      Customs Warehousing

·      New Computerised Transit System (NCTS)

·      Designated Export Place (DEP)

·      Air WayBills (AWB’s)

·      Forwarding Documentation

·      Job Costing and Invoicing

·      Worksheets

·      Web Services Application Programme Interface

ASM represents the interests of the freight forwarding community through advocacy activities, ensuring its voice is heard during drafting of legislation and tackling the issues at the forefront of the industry’s concern.

Through these activities, ASM ensures its software is responsive to its users’ priorities, making it the innovative, integrated solution they need, be they freight forwarders, community, or government systems.

To find out more visit www.asm.org.uk

ASM’s mission is to provide a one-stop software and representative solution across the international freight supply chain.

“We will develop and support cost-effective, business critical software to match your complex requirements, providing communication and integration between freight forwarders, business partners, community and government systems.

We will protect and promote your interests by actively representing you on key industry and government committees and institutions, influencing strategy to minimise the impact of legislative changes.”

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The objective of SESAR is to modernise European ATM by defining, developing and delivering new or improved technologies and procedures (SESAR Solutions).

SESAR’s vision builds on the notion of trajectory-based operations’ and relies on the provision of air navigation services (ANS) in support of the execution of the business or mission trajectory — meaning that aircraft can fly their preferred trajectories without being constrained by airspace configurations.

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The SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) function is defined by the Article 9 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) N°409/2013. Under the oversight of the European Commission, the SDM function consists of the synchronisation and the coordination of the deployment of the Common Projects. A Common Project is a Commission Implementing Regulation which mandates the implementation of the most essential operational changes in the European ATM Master Plan by the Member States of the European Union and their operational stakeholders. The first Common Project is known as the Pilot Common Project (PCP) and is defined by the Regulation (EU) N°716/2014. The SDM synchronises and coordinates implementation against the SESAR Deployment Programme which is a project view of the Common Projects organizing their implementation into optimum sequences of activities by all the stakeholders required to implement. To develop and maintain the SESAR Deployment Programme in close consultation with all the stakeholders is another important task under the SDM function.