SM Chairman Peter MacSwiney gives cautious welcome to the new Border Operating Model published last week by the UK government
Agency Sector Management (ASM) is working with customers to ensure they can comply with newly announced post-Brexit Customs procedures using its Sequoia software.
ASM’s online Customs platform is geared up to meet the requirements of the UK Government’s Border Operating Model, published last week and detailing for the first time the actions traders, hauliers, ports, and carriers will need to undertake to keep UK trade moving after Brexit.
The Model will be phased in over six months from 1st January 2021, and is set to be fully operational by 1st July 2021.
ASM Chairman Peter MacSwiney warns that the freight industry should still expect disruption when the new systems come into force on 1st January 2021.
“We welcome the new Border Operating Model as it provides some clarity to traders, and it means that at ASM we now know what we have got to do to ensure continued service," said MacSwiney.
“We are making sure our users can meet the changes for minimal disruption and we are confident they are in a position to be able to comply with the new requirements.
“But as an industry we need to bear in mind that there is still potential for delays when the new systems kick in.”
ASM’s Sequoia Customs clearance software is used by freight forwarders across the UK supply chain and is a complete freight management platform that has been adapted to smooth out the Brexit process.