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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Preparations of port and Channel Tunnel operators for the end of the Transition

EU Goods Sub-Committee
Preparations of port and Channel Tunnel operators for the end of the Transition

Monday 16 November 2020

Start times: 10.30am (private) 10.30am (public)


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The questions the Committee is likely to ask include:

Meeting details

At 10.30am: Oral evidence
Work Preparations of port and Channel Tunnel operators for the end of the Transition (Non-inquiry session)
Chief Executive at UK Major Ports Group
Chief Executive at British Ports Association
Director of Public Affairs at Getlink
Chief Executive at Société d’Exploitation des Ports du Détroit (Port of Calais)
Manager External Affairs at Port of Rotterdam
  • Will the IT infrastructure at ports and Eurotunnel be in place to facilitate the movement of goods between GB and the EU?
  • Will the necessary infrastructure at the border and inland be ready in time for the new arrangements in 2021?
  • Are enough HMRC and Border Force staff likely to be trained and in place in time for the end of transition?
  • How ready is the Port of Calais for new customs requirements, and what has been the extent of coordination and collaboration with the Port of Dover on preparations for 1 January and beyond?
  • Can traders and hauliers shift from Dover-Calais to other, less busy routes or Eurotunnel, in case of congestion?
  • Has the Government done enough to ensure the uninterrupted flow of critical goods?

Location

Virtual meeting (webcast)