Revenue has begun providing key Brexit advice for transport companies and their drivers who are transporting goods to, from or through the UK after Brexit.
From today (April 5th), Customs officers began talking with and providing information to truck drivers in Dublin and Rosslare Ports to ensure they understand and are aware of the changes that Brexit will mean for their journeys.
It was revealed earlier this week that of the 84,000 companies that may be impacted by Brexit, less than half of those have registered for customs. This comes after last month’s reminder to all traders to apply for an Economic Operators Registration and Identification number.
Lynda Slattery, Head of Revenue’s Brexit Policy Unit, said it is crucially important that truck drivers are aware of, and understand, what they will need to do and what paperwork they will have to provide at check-in, before boarding the ferry. She said this will ensure that trucks can move through Irish ports with minimum disruption and delay.
“If a truck driver does not have the right documentation, then he or she will not be allowed to board the ferry and will be delayed, perhaps for a considerable time,” the Revenue official cautioned. Ms Slattery said it is especially important for drivers arriving on ferries into Ireland to know where they need to go if the goods they are transporting need to be checked by Customs.
Further information and advice about Brexit and its implications on customs on trade is available from the Revenue here.