Logistics Chiefs Warn Over Brexit Threat to N. Ireland Trade



Alex Morales | Bloomberg

Logistics chiefs warned trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland is at risk of disruption at the end of the year because key IT systems aren’t ready.

The U.K.’s Customs Declaration System still needs alterations to make it fully operational by Jan. 1, and the government hasn’t yet laid out contingency plans in case it isn’t ready, Steve Bartlett, Chairman of the Association of Freight Software Suppliers, told a parliamentary panel on Wednesday.

“There are high levels of concern about Northern Ireland-Great Britain trade because of issues with systems, infrastructure and information delivery,” Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy at Logistics U.K., told the committee.

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