Waste businesses encouraged to sign up for ‘Brexit ready’ events

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Import and export waste businesses are invited to attend one of a series of free workshops held by Defra to help prepare for Brexit.

The Government’s priority is to deliver Brexit by the 31st October and the preference is to leave with a negotiated deal but it is the job of a responsible Government to ensure the UK is ready for any outcome.

In a no deal scenario, waste operators will be subject to new requirements and must:

  • comply with new EU Customs guidelines required for all UK imports and exports
  • complete new legal requirements to inform the EU customs office of entry and exit
  • ensure that waste carriers are registered to carry waste in the EU Member State
  • review contingency plans in case of disruption at ports in a no deal scenario

The workshops will include presentations from Defra, HMRC and the Environment Agency on new guidelines, expected changes and guidance to minimise operational impact. There will also a chance for businesses to ask questions.

The first of five events will take place in Bristol next Monday 21 October. The remaining workshops will be held in Tunbridge Wells (Wednesday 23 October), Liverpool (Friday 25 October), York (Monday 28 October), and Birmingham (Tuesday 29 October).

To register, click on the links above, or select the event held in the city of your choice at this external link.

Further information on waste import/export contingency plans is available in the guidance section on GOV.UK.

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