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Ministry of Public Works informs land transport sector of preparations for Brexit

Friday 4 October 2019

​This training action, opened by the Secretary-General for Transport, María José Rallo, and closed off by the Director-General for Taxes and Special Taxes, Pilar Jurado, also included the participation of other senior officials from the Ministries of Industry, Trade and Tourism, of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Well-being, and of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, all of which are involved in the land transport of goods and travellers, a sector which could well be affected by Brexit.

This workshop is one more action in the preparations being carried out by the public authorities in the event of a no-deal Brexit, such as the approval of contingency measures in March this year and the monitoring and approval of measures adopted at an EU level.

A case study

The event was of a predominantly practical nature and was presented as a case study, with brief presentations by each of the directorates-general involved, followed by an extensive session in which different issues were addressed.

The workshop addressed the future of land transport operations with the United Kingdom in the event of a no-deal Brexit, analysing potential customs consequences and the practical repercussions of trade exchanges of ecological products and products subject to commercial quality control, cross-border health and phytosanitary controls, as well as health controls of food products from the United Kingdom from a border health check perspective.

After the presentations, there was a Q&A session carried out by the land transport sector, dealing with both goods and travellers.

This workshop was aimed at transport companies, logistics operators and shippers, and in general at any economic agent affected by Brexit.

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