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Committee examines Government preparations for post-transition border operations

10 November 2020

The Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union returns on Wednesday 11 November with a virtual evidence session, examining the operation of the UK-EU border after the end of the post-Brexit transition period.

In July, the UK Government published proposals for how the border with the European Union will function from 1 January 2021, with new controls on the movement of goods to be introduced in three stages up until 1 July 2021. An updated version was published in October.

In this session, the Committee will examine how the Government’s plans compare with current border operations, the implications of the proposals for businesses moving goods from the UK to the EU and vice versa, and the preparations required ahead of 1 January. The Committee will question representatives of the logistics sector, freight software suppliers, and the Local Government Association.


Wednesday 11 November 2020, Macmillan Suite, Portcullis House

At 9.30am:

  • Stephen Bartlett, Chairman, The Association of Freight Software Suppliers

  • Cllr Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Essex County Council and Chair, Local Government Association Brexit Taskforce

  • Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy, LogisticsUK

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