Preparing for Brexit
On 1st January 2021 the EU transition period ended. This means all goods passing to and from the EU require a Customs declaration and are subject to border controls. Over the past two years, Pembroke Dock Ferry Terminal (PDFT) worked closely with partner agencies to facilitate the changes that occurred.
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 in January 2022 when all goods will require Full Customs declarations.
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 enables hauliers to discuss with trained staff the new customs procedures and what it means for them.
The site also enables hauliers to test whether they have completed relevant paperwork, thereby reducing the risk of being turned away at the port.