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ASM’s MacSwiney joins new advisory group to explore alternative Brexit backstop options


Peter MacSwiney, Chairman, ASM, says any technological solutions to mitigate the impacts of Brexit would take a minimum of three years to implement

London, UK, Wednesday 26th June 2019 – ASM Chairman Peter MacSwiney has been appointed to a new Technical Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group to explore options to replace the Northern Ireland backstop by the end of 2020.

The advisory group consists of 15 technical experts in Customs and trade from both the public and private sectors, and academia.

“The ongoing debate surrounding the Northern Ireland backstop is causing further uncertainty for the transport and logistics industry and we have to find a solution,” said MacSwiney.

“The new Technical Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group will help to inform the government about other options available, with the aim of replacing the backstop and providing some much-needed certainty to businesses that are reliant on cross-border trade.”

MacSwiney recently called for the government to provide clear guidelines to help businesses to prepare for Brexit during a panel at Multimodal in Birmingham.

“The one thing we have lacked is certainty,” he said during the panel.

“How many businesses would spend thousands of pounds on a system that might not be right?

“If we knew what we were faced with, we could find solutions to deal with it.

“The technology is there, but we have to develop it and we should think in terms of five years and a minimum of three years to get it working and to train people to use it.”

The Technical Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group is the first of three domestic advisory groups set up by the government to find alternative arrangements to the backstop.

The second will be comprised of business and trade unions, and the third made up of parliamentarians.

The first meeting of the Technical Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group was held last week.

For more information about ASM, visit asm.org.uk

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ASM’s MacSwiney joins new advisory group to explore alternative Brexit backstop options

Peter MacSwiney, Chairman, ASM, says any technological solutions to mitigate the impacts of Brexit would take a minimum of three years to implement

London, UK, Wednesday 26th June 2019 – ASM Chairman Peter MacSwiney has been appointed to a new Technical Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group to explore options to replace the Northern Ireland backstop by the end of 2020.

The advisory group consists of 15 technical experts in Customs and trade from both the public and private sectors, and academia.

“The ongoing debate surrounding the Northern Ireland backstop is causing further uncertainty for the transport and logistics industry and we have to find a solution,” said MacSwiney.

“The new Technical Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group will help to inform the government about other options available, with the aim of replacing the backstop and providing some much-needed certainty to businesses that are reliant on cross-border trade.”

MacSwiney recently called for the government to provide clear guidelines to help businesses to prepare for Brexit during a panel at Multimodal in Birmingham.

“The one thing we have lacked is certainty,” he said during the panel.

“How many businesses would spend thousands of pounds on a system that might not be right?

“If we knew what we were faced with, we could find solutions to deal with it.

“The technology is there, but we have to develop it and we should think in terms of five years and a minimum of three years to get it working and to train people to use it.”

The Technical Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group is the first of three domestic advisory groups set up by the government to find alternative arrangements to the backstop.

The second will be comprised of business and trade unions, and the third made up of parliamentarians.

The first meeting of the Technical Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group was held last week.

For more information about ASM, visit 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 & Road
  • 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 API (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.”

Our Vision

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.

SESAR Deployment Manager

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.