European airfreight is poised to take advantage of Germany’s Brexit opportunity.
EUROPEAN logistics and export industries can take advantage of British businesses being constrained by asymmetrical laws as a result of Brexit.
Professor Dr. Christopher W. Stoller, President of the Aircargo Club Germany, has commented about the potential for German logistics given by Brexit. “Many items meant for the European market that were formerly handled through British airports are now delivered directly to EU airports to be readily distributed from there,” he said.
“This might be advantageous for German air freight locations as well.
“Moreover, Brexit presents opportunities, particularly for logistics service providers, as the customs sector is reviving and their knowledge is now in demand.”
This comes as the transport and logistics industries in the United Kingdom face rising uncertainty.
New regulations have resulted in a driver shortage, with roughly 65,000 logistics drivers missing in the UK.
Nearly 13,000 of these drivers came from the EU and left in the previous year and a half because the UK government refused to grant them skilled worker status.
As a result, they were turned down for a visa.
“The Government must do its share to protect supply chains,” said Kevin Richardson, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the United Kingdom (CILT UK).
“We are committed to working with the UK government, the Partnership Council, and industry to address the issues as swiftly as feasible.
“Supply chains are complicated multinational networks,” he continued, “and everyone involved must ensure that trade runs smoothly.”
In an effort to alleviate supply chain issues, the UK government postponed tougher limits on EU imports until 2022.
More rigorous border controls are now expected to take effect next year.
The government justified the action, with Lord Frost, the Brexit Minister, calling the postponement “pragmatic.”
“We want businesses to concentrate on recovering from the pandemic rather than having to deal with new border requirements,” he said.
Currently, British exports to the EU must go through intensive inspections, but the process of importing EU products into the UK is not quite as thorough.
This is because the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) did not impose equivalent checks on both sides when it went into effect on January 1, 2021.
British exports were subjected to strict regulations. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”