Conference programme

Event timetable


9.30 - 10.00: Session 1: Welcome, agenda and key issues 

Welcome, overview and structure for the day, with a summary of the issues covered and how to engage with us during the conference.  


10.00 - 10.30: Session 2: UK to EU haulage – 'Check an HGV is ready to cross the border' and traffic management​  

One of the most pressing Brexit issues is how government is planning to avoid, and if necessary manage, traffic delays arising at the short straits and other key ports. This session will explain the government’s approach to managing this issue, including the national 'Check an HGV' system and traffic management in Kent.


10.30 - 11.00: Session 3: UK to EU Customs requirements for Ro Ro  

The Ro Ro sector faces significant challenges on export journeys, with the introduction of full customs requirements from January 2021. This practical session will give a clear overview of what is required throughout the export process, including UK requirements and what is needed at major EU Ro Ro Ports.  


11.00 - 11.15: Comfort break


11.15 - 11.45: Session 4: Systems and Procedures: GVMS, Temporary Storage, Phyto-Sanitary, Safety and Security Declarations​

This session will cover practical information on vital IT system and border checks that hauliers will need to understand to undertake both UK – EU and GB – NI operations. These are the Goods Vehicle Movement System (GVMS) and Temporary Storage; Phyto-Sanitary (SPS) checks, and Safety and Security Declarations.


11.45 - 12.15: Session 5: Permits and haulier market access  

Brexit may lead to significant changes in the market access rights requirements for UK hauliers moving goods to the EU. This session will clarify the rules and what hauliers need to do to get ready.


12.15 - 12.45: Session 6: Northern Ireland Protocol – what hauliers need to know 

This session will clarify how trade will work between Great Britain and Northern Ireland; how trade will be managed within the island of Ireland, and highlight what support is available for both NI and GB based operators through the Trader Support Service.  


12.45 - 13.00: Summary and conclusion


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Member price: £155.00 + VAT 

Non-member price: £195.00 + VAT




25 November 2020

Online event