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    ASM WARNS THAT NEW POST-BREXIT CUSTOMS CHECKS COULD SEVERELY AFFECT TRADE BETWEEN NORTHERN IRELAND AND GREAT BRITAIN


    ASM Chairman Peter MacSwiney calls for a 12-month extension of the UK’s transition period with the EU to give forwarders time to prepare for planned checks on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain

    London, UK, Friday 5th June 2020 : The freight community has concerns over UK government plans for new Customs checks on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain when the UK leaves the European Union (EU) at the end of 2020, according to Agency Sector Management (ASM) Chairman, Peter MacSwiney.

    The UK’s transition period with the EU comes to a close on the 31st December this year and Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove has said the new checks will be made from the 1st January 2021.

    Freight forwarders trading between Great Britain and Northern Ireland will therefore have to implement systems to comply with the new checks by the end of this year, a timescale MacSwiney said ‘is not viable’.

    “If we were speaking of having a working system in place by 2025, that would be one thing,” said MacSwiney.

    “Brexit is little more than six months away and, without official guidance, the freight community is genuinely concerned that trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain, in both directions, will be severely affected.

    “Although we do know there have to be Customs declarations, we do not know what the actual process is going to be, though the Government has said there is no need for a new physical Customs infrastructure in Northern Ireland.”

    ASM has multiple freight forwarding customers in Northern Ireland and numerous other clients who trade across the Irish Sea from the rest of Great Britain.

    “From the very earliest stages of the discussion, the industry has known that the movement of freight into, and out of, Northern Ireland was going to be a massive challenge post-Brexit, and the Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically compounded the problems,” MacSwiney said.

    “Implementation timescales have now become a critical factor, and, to that extent, a 12-month extension of the transition period would offer the possibility of a practical solution.”

    The UK has until the end of this year to negotiate an agreement on future ties with the EU, or start 2021 without a trade agreement, which some logistics business leaders say could cause costly delays and confusion at borders.

    ENDS

    ABOUT ASM

    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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    ASM WARNS THAT NEW POST-BREXIT CUSTOMS CHECKS COULD SEVERELY AFFECT TRADE BETWEEN NORTHERN IRELAND AND GREAT BRITAIN

    ASM Chairman Peter MacSwiney calls for a 12-month extension of the UK’s transition period with the EU to give forwarders time to prepare for planned checks on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain

    London, UK, Friday 5th June 2020 : The freight community has concerns over UK government plans for new Customs checks on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain when the UK leaves the European Union (EU) at the end of 2020, according to Agency Sector Management (ASM) Chairman, Peter MacSwiney.

    The UK’s transition period with the EU comes to a close on the 31st December this year and Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove has said the new checks will be made from the 1st January 2021.

    Freight forwarders trading between Great Britain and Northern Ireland will therefore have to implement systems to comply with the new checks by the end of this year, a timescale MacSwiney said ‘is not viable’.

    “If we were speaking of having a working system in place by 2025, that would be one thing,” said MacSwiney.

    “Brexit is little more than six months away and, without official guidance, the freight community is genuinely concerned that trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain, in both directions, will be severely affected.

    “Although we do know there have to be Customs declarations, we do not know what the actual process is going to be, though the Government has said there is no need for a new physical Customs infrastructure in Northern Ireland.”

    ASM has multiple freight forwarding customers in Northern Ireland and numerous other clients who trade across the Irish Sea from the rest of Great Britain.

    “From the very earliest stages of the discussion, the industry has known that the movement of freight into, and out of, Northern Ireland was going to be a massive challenge post-Brexit, and the Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically compounded the problems,” MacSwiney said.

    “Implementation timescales have now become a critical factor, and, to that extent, a 12-month extension of the transition period would offer the possibility of a practical solution.”

    The UK has until the end of this year to negotiate an agreement on future ties with the EU, or start 2021 without a trade agreement, which some logistics business leaders say could cause costly delays and confusion at borders.

    ENDS

    ABOUT ASM

    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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    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.