Defra meets with waste exporters to discuss no-deal Brexit

Written by: Jo Gallacher | Published:
Defra said Brexit will have no impact on existing TFS applications

Government officials met with exporters of waste last week to discuss planning for a no-deal Brexit.

The meeting included presentations from Defra, the Border Delivery Group and the Environment Agency and focused on possible issues including TFS applications, customs checks and traffic congestion.

Following a no-deal Brexit, there is a likelihood of possible delays with truck deliveries and hold-ups at ports, the meeting established.

Yet Defra said there would be no impact on existing TFS (Transfrontier Shipment of Waste) applications and new applications would require more customs details.

In attendance was one of the UK’s largest independent exporters Andusia Recovered Fuels.

Steve Burton, Andusia director, said: “It is a shame that government have left it until now to listen to the waste industry and plan for a no-deal scenario. There appears to be no strategy in place to avoid interruption to the industry.”

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