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Michael Gove warns British companies and vacationers not to have the right documents before Brexit


Last chance to prepare for Brexit! British firms and vacationers alike are warned to be ready for "significant disruption" from New Year's Eve when Britain leaves the EU

  • The Cabinet Office Minister asked people to check passports that are valid when traveling
  • From Friday there will be new processes at the border when you go to the continent
  • The disruption is far less serious than it would have been had it not been for a trade agreement

Michael Gove warned UK companies last night that it would be their last chance to prevent disruption if the Brexit transition period ends this week.

The Cabinet Office Minister urged business people and vacationers to have the correct documentation on hand, purchase comprehensive travel insurance, ensure their passport is valid, and see if their wireless operator charges roaming charges when traveling to the continent.

And he warned pet owners that if they want to take their animals abroad, they must contact their vet four months before they travel.

Michael Gove (pictured) warned UK businesses last night that it would be their last chance to prevent disruption when the Brexit transition period ends this week

From Friday there will be new procedures at the border and new rules for the import and export of goods.

However, the disruption will be far less severe than if Boris Johnson hadn't been able to reach a trade deal with the EU.

As part of preparations for the exit from the bloc, the government has invested £ 705 million in jobs, technology and infrastructure on the border and allocated more than £ 80 million to new customs offices to carry out controls.

Mr Gove, who was in charge of the no-deal planning, said: “We have signed a fantastic free trade agreement that covers all four corners of the UK and lives up to our manifest promise to bring about Brexit and regain control of our deal Laws, Limits, and Money.

"The Brexit transition period will end in just three days and we have finally regained our independence." The deal is closed, but with big changes comes challenges and opportunities.

& # 39; The nature of our new relationship with the EU – outside the internal market and customs union – means that there are practical and procedural changes that businesses and citizens need to prepare for and that the time for these final preparations is very short.

The disruption will be far less severe than if Boris Johnson (pictured) hadn't been able to negotiate a trade deal with the EU

The disruption will be far less severe than if Boris Johnson (pictured) hadn't been able to negotiate a trade deal with the EU

'We know there will be some disruption as we adjust to new ways of doing business with the EU. So it is important that all of us now on gov.uk/ Transition are taking the necessary steps to ensure we are as ready as possible.

"As an outward-facing, freely tradable and fully sovereign United Kingdom, there are enormous opportunities ahead of us."

Many people will not be ready for the changes in a few days.

Mr Gove urged companies to make sure they understand the new rules for importing and exporting goods between the EU and the UK from January 1st, including the various rules that apply to trade with Northern Ireland.

You should think about how you will make customs declarations on EU trade. This could include appointing a customs broker or ensuring that they are able to do the job in-house.

Shippers should obtain a Kent Access Permit and fill in the correct documentation for their cargo or they could be fined.

Businesses should also register as a licensed Visa sponsor if they intend to recruit from overseas, and identify changes that affect goods manufactured, such as: B. Labeling requirements or permits required to ship goods to the EU.

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