News / Cautious industry welcome for ‘light touch’ post-Brexit customs controls

first_img The freight industry has “cautiously welcomed” news that the UK government is to stagger import controls throughout 2020, but has warned that without an extension to the transition period, getting a trade deal will be crucial.“A recent survey of our members revealed that the majority believe an extension to the transition period is desirable if no trade deal is agreed by 31 December, and UK trade with the EU is conducted on WTO lines,” said BIFA director general Robert Keen.“With that option now off the table, we hope a trade deal between the EU and UK can be agreed before the end of the year.“Even with a phased transition for the new border processes, and the promise of an additional £50m investment in Customs IT infrastructure and training, we remain concerned on a number of issues, including recruitment of staff qualified and experienced in Customs procedures and the lack of available time to train newcomers, which is not a five-minute job.“In effect, we have a plan; but as always, the devil will be in the detail. For instance, how long will it take to build the infrastructure that the government recognises will be required?“And it remains to be seen whether the EU will reciprocate, with a similar phased transition for UK exports to the EU.”The UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) said the government’s ‘light touch’ approach was pragmatic.“We’re pleased that government appears to be listening, albeit somewhat late in the day,” said chief executive Peter Ward. “Preparation for full declaration on all goods by the end of the year would not have been feasible.”The government also said on Friday that it recommended using existing inland facilities for Customs and inspection checks, in order to relieve pressure on ports.“The government has finally acknowledged that multi-functional inland sites will be required for customs and SPS procedures and has committed to build the necessary infrastructure for inland inspection by the end of June next year,” added Mr Ward.“Our message is that, rather than spend taxpayers’ money on extensive state-of-the-art projects, existing facilities could be effectively optimised. Plenty of our members operate customs bonded warehouses and temperature-controlled facilities within reach of the major ro-ro ports. These companies have the experience, skills and labour to provide inspection services and would embrace the opportunity to expand their services. We look forward to further engagement with the government on this issue.”But he added: “As ever, the devil is in the detail. We are talking about highly technical and very complex processes; it is vital that the government consults thoroughly with those ‘at the coalface’ to fully understand all implications and a feasible timeline before committing to major change.”Tim Morris, chief executive of UK Major Ports Group, said a lot more detail, work and time was needed.“Even with today’s announcements, time remains short and businesses need to prepare rapidly. Less than 20% of the UK’s trade with the EU moves via trucks with drivers, so it’s vital than any government support covers all transport modes, such as containers and unaccompanied trailers, and locations. Of course, there are two sides to a border and knowing the EU’s borders requirements will be crucial.” By Alex Lennane 15/06/2020 © Craig McKay |last_img read more

Shannon Staggs

first_imgHomeObituariesShannon Staggs Shannon StaggsJuly 15, 2019Mark CarpenterObituaries0 Top Searches Top Searches HousePastorJeff PreviousMarlin F. MillerNextShirley Fields Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Powered By 10 Sec Best Carrot Cake Ever NextStay Best Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGMama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Melt and Soften ButterNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGParmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Shannon Staggs, age 41 years of West Union, Ohio, passed away Sunday July 14, 2019. Shannon was born on Jan. 4, 1978, the son of Paul Craig Staggs and Connie Shultz in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was preceded in death by grandparents Edgar and Sarah Shultz, Paul and Gladys Staggs, and Marianne Spriggs; brother Brad Edgar Staggs; sister Megan Dalessandro; friend Andrew (Roo) McIntire; uncles Ron Staggs, Roger Staggs, and Dan Gilpin; and aunts Jami Grooms and Cindy Shutlz-Cootman.Shannon was a 1996 graduate of Portsmouth West High School and a 2014 graduate of Southern State Community College. He was a coach for 26 years, coaching softball and basketball at Portsmouth West, West Union, and North Adams High Schools.Survivors include his wife Cherish Staggs of West Union; two daughters, Taylor and Tori Staggs of West Union; mother Connie Shultz of Lucasville, Ohio; father Craig Staggs and Jill of Sciotoville, Ohio; brother Jeremy Staggs and Becca of Wheelersburg, Ohio; sister Brook Staggs of Portsmouth, Ohio; grandfather James P. Spriggs of Lucasville, Ohio; mother-in-law and father-in-law Jim and Kathy Inman of West Union, Ohio; aunt Debra Shultz of Portsmouth, Ohio; special friend Gary (Hoss) Newman of West Portsmouth, Ohio; sister in law and brother in law April and Billy Doyle of Dover, Ky.; brother in law Denny Dalessandro of Orville, Ohio; sister in law Alison Fitzpatrick of Otway, Ohio; and nieces and nephews Madisyn Staggs, Taygen Staggs, Brevan Staggs, Bragan Lowery, Alex Dalessandro, Zack Dalessandro and Caiden Doyle.Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the North Adams High School under the direction of the Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home of West Union, with Michael Parks and Gary Newman officiating. Visitation will be held from 4- 7 p.m. the day of the funeral at the North Adams High School. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019 at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth, Ohio from 12- 2 p.m. with services at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at the Scioto Burial Park.Memorials can be made to the Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home.Family and friends can sign Shannon’s online guestbook @www.meekerfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

Wash. Medic Gets New Heart

first_imgSEATTLE — Steve Goforth’s wait is over. On Sunday afternoon, the 37-year-old Everett firefighter and paramedic got the page he had been waiting months to hear. Click here to read more. Medical teams at the University of Washington Medical Center told him to report immediately so they could begin preparing him for a heart transplant.center_img The surgery began around midnight. It took surgeons about five hours to complete the transplant, Gloria Wildeman, a family friend, said Monday evening. She said she spent part of Sunday in the waiting room with Goforth’s family. Goforth was diagnosed earlier this year with congestive heart failure.last_img

NFL picks Twitter to stream Thursday night games

first_imgNEW YORK | The NFL has picked Twitter to stream its Thursday night games.When the league negotiated its latest deal for Thursdays, it decided to sell the streaming rights separately for an “over the top” broadcast. This past season, it partnered with Yahoo to stream a game from London that took place on a Sunday morning in the United States.FILE – In this Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, Thursday Night Football sportscasters Bill Cowher, left, and Phil Simms broadcast from the set on the field before an NFL football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans in Jacksonville, Fla. The NFL has picked Twitter to stream its Thursday night games. When the league negotiated its latest deal for Thursdays, it decided to sell the streaming rights separately for an “over the top” broadcast. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)Only the 10 Thursday games on CBS and NBC will be streamed through Twitter under a one-year agreement, the NFL announced Tuesday. They will be free worldwide on all devices through the Twitter platform. Viewers will not need to be registered Twitter users.The NFL Network-only Thursday games are not part of the deal.The league wants to experiment with digital broadcasts to see how they might fit into future strategies. In the meantime, this also offers a new revenue source with digital companies eager to get involved in live sports.So far, the audience for NFL streams has been significantly smaller than that for traditional television. The Yahoo broadcast of the Bills-Jaguars game from London in October averaged a worldwide audience of about 2.4 million. A Jets-Dolphins matchup from London earlier that month, which started at the same time, averaged more than quadruple that in the U.S. alone with 9.9 million viewers on CBS.The Bill-Jaguars game was available on TV only in the teams’ home market, whereas the Thursday night broadcasts are nationally televised.The London game took place at a time of day when fans might be less likely to find themselves in front of a TV. For “Sunday Night Football,” only a tiny percentage of viewers typically watch online. Those broadcasts are “authenticated,” which means fans must log in as a subscriber to a cable or satellite package. The Thursday night Twitter streams will be available free to any user.The NFL launched “Thursday Night Football” on NFL Network in 2006 with eight games, which grew to 13 by 2012. In 2014, the league partnered with CBS for a 16-game slate — half simulcast on CBS and NFL Network and half solely on NFL Network, with CBS producing all the games with its top announcing team. CBS received the rights again for 2015.In 2016 and ’17, CBS and NBC will each air five games, which will be simulcast on NFL Network. Another eight will be exclusively on NFL Network.last_img read more