first_img We’ve listened to businesses and are responding to their concerns. We have been adamant that in the event of no deal, trade must continue at our borders, and we will continue to make our borders secure. Maintaining continuity with the current system for the first six months and phasing Entry Summary Declarations in will ensure we deliver on that promise. The government has today (Tuesday 19 February) announced plans to phase in for EU imports the pre-arrival forms known as Entry Summary Declarations, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.Officials on Monday held a series of meetings with organisations who represent the haulage industry and handle a significant portion of the UK’s cross border trade, to confirm that from 29 March, the status quo will be temporarily maintained as they will not need to submit Entry Summary Declarations on imports for a period of six months.Currently Entry Summary Declarations are not required when importing goods from the EU. They will continue to apply for trade from the rest of the world.The measure is designed to give business more time to prepare for changes to EU-UK trade arrangements in the event that the UK leaves without a deal. This builds on the plans that Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) can be used for at least 15 months for customs declarations.Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mel Stride MP said: The new rules only apply to goods coming from the EU, and will maintain the status quo for carriers. Importers will still be required to submit import declarations for customs purposes – which are not the same as Entry Summary Declarations. HMRC announced ways of making these import declarations easier, through Transitional Simplified Procedures on 4 February 2019.After the six-month transitional period, carriers will be legally responsible for ensuring Entry Summary Declarations are submitted pre-arrival to HMRC at the time specified by mode of transport.The measure will not change the UK’s commitment to ensuring our borders remain secure in the event of a no deal and Border Force will continue to carry out intelligence-led checks. A Readiness Task Force in preparation for EU Exit is being recruited and Border Force is on track to increase staff headcount by 900 at the end of March 2019.The UK’s approach to dangerous goods coming into the UK is not affected.The briefings are the latest stage in HMRC’s co-ordinated efforts to make sure traders are prepared for all Brexit outcomes.Further informationcenter_img HMRC has already announced Transitional Simplified Procedures or customs. HMRC and HM Treasury made £8 million available to help private customs intermediaries and businesses increase their capacity and train employees to prepare for a no deal scenario. HMRC has written three times to 145,000 VAT registered businesses that only trade with the EU to provide them with actions to take to prepare for a no deal scenario HMRC has previously published more than 100 pages of cross-government guidance for businesses on processes and procedures at the border in a no deal scenario.last_img read more

first_imgBRITON Lynsey Sharp was left in disbelief as she went out of the women’s 800m on the opening day of the World Athletics Championships.Sharp, ranked fourth in the world of those competing in Doha, ran out of steam in the home straight as she finished fourth in her heat.The 29-year-old Scot’s time of two minutes 03.57 seconds was not good enough for a fastest loser’s spot.Shelayna Oskan-Clarke and Alexandra Bell progressed to the semi-finals.Elsewhere, Christian Coleman, defending champion Justin Gatlin and Britons Zharnel Hughes and Adam Gemili reached the men’s 100m semi-finals, but European champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen was disqualified from the men’s 5 000m.With South Africa’s Olympic and world champion Caster Semenya absent, along with fellow Rio 2016 medallists Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi and Margaret Wambui of Kenya, Sharp was tipped to challenge for a medal in the women’s 800m.Semenya is not competing in Doha after governing body IAAF introduced a rule that athletes with differences of sexual development (DSD) must either take testosterone-reducing medication in order to compete in track events from 400m to the mile or change to another distance.Despite being among the pack in the home straight, Sharp failed to find the burst of speed needed to finish in a top-three spot, which would have earned automatic qualification.She sat on the track in shock watching the replay of the final stages of her heat.World indoor bronze medallist Oskan-Clarke produced a brilliant sprint to take second in her heat in 2:02.09 while fellow Briton Bell, fifth at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, battled her way to third, clocking 2:03.34.Coleman underlined his status as favourite for the men’s 100m as he cruised to victory in his heat in 9.98 seconds.The 23-year-old American is competing in Doha after the US Anti-Doping Agency charged him with missing three drugs tests in 12 months, before withdrawing the claim. A technicality regarding the date of one of the tests resulted in the London 2017 silver medallist being free to compete.All three Britons progressed to the semi-finals with European champion Hughes, 24, the most impressive as he recovered from a poor start to win his heat in 10.08.Hughes, who represented Anguilla as a youth, spoke about the air-conditioning inside the stadium as he told BBC Sport: “It’s different coming from the heat to the cool inside here but I’m happy, I got through easily.“I have to be aware of the block settings; they are different to what I am using so it wasn’t the best start. I won’t let it hamper me.”Gemili, 25, has been hampered by a hamstring problem in recent seasons but finished third in his heat in 10.19 behind the USA’s 37-year-old Gatlin (10.16), who has twice been banned for doping offences.British champion Ojie Edoburun squeezed into today’s semi-finals as a fastest loser having run 10.23 in the first heat.South Africa’s Akani Simbine, fifth at the last Olympics, went through as the second fastest qualifier in 10.01 and Jamaican 2011 champion Yohan Blake is also into the semi-finals, which take place at 16:45hrs BST today with the final at 20:15hrs.last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisStarting Thursday, May 11 the alley between Chisholm and River Street from 12th to 13th Avenue will be closed for street repairs. The work is expected to take up to 2 weeks to complete. This time frame could be extended if construction or weather delays happen.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Road ConstructionContinue ReadingPrevious Miss Sunrise Side 2016 Speaks to Alcona Students About ‘Peer Relationships’Next ACC Honor Students Recognized for High Achievements with Annual Breakfastlast_img