Preparing for Brexit
On 1st January 2021 the EU transition period ends. This means all goods passing to and from the EU will require a Customs declaration and be subject to border controls. Over the past two years, Pembroke Dock Ferry Terminal (PDFT) has been working closely with partner agencies to facilitate the changes that will occur.
Changes that have been made include:
- A Border Control Post to enable UK Border Force to carry out additional physical checks on goods
- An area for a range of Office of Transit functions
Further changes will occur on 1st July 2021 when all goods will require Full Customs declarations at the point of import.
A new information and advice site is now open at Pont Abraham services in Carmarthenshire serving hauliers bound for Pembroke Dock and Fishguard. A joint initiative between the Welsh Government and the Department for Transport, this facility will enable hauliers to discuss with trained staff the new customs procedures changes coming into effect and what they mean for them.
From January, the site will also enable hauliers to test whether they have completed relevant paperwork, thereby reducing the risk of being turned away at the port.