Eugene Drennan, President of the Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) has warned members that the UK authorities have not looked for an transition extension prior to the end of June. This means that in line with the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, the transition period will now end on 31 December 2020.
“Although the EU-UK negotiations are still progressing and we are waiting for a clearer picture on what the Customs formalities will be on the UK side, one thing is clear, Customs declarations will be required from 1 January 2021, if trading with the UK,” stated Eugene.
This week, Revenue is writing to over 60,000 businesses which traded with the UK in 2019 or early 2020 to advise them on the steps needed to take to be ready for 1 January 2021. Revenue will roll-out its second phase of direct engagement with trade in September.
The IRHA continues to engage with Customs through the Customs Consultative Committee which meets several times each year. As a key stakeholder, the IRHA continues to highlight the concerns of our Members and the impact of Customs procedures will have on operations.
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