On 27 November, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport reported that the results of a recent CILT survey investigating the preparedness of Institute members ahead of the end of the transition period on 31 December, reveals that a clear majority of members are concerned about the UK’s transition period coming to an end. 79% of respondents believe their organisation is at least moderately prepared for the end of the transition period. However, 31% of respondents told CILT they had made little or no progress with regards to EU exit preparations since the start of the year, although 77% of those questioned have made or are planning to make changes to their supply chain operations before 31 December. Among the other things found are that only 29% of respondents are AEO-accredited operators, just 50% have downloaded the Border Operating Model and 40% have considered switching ports away from Dover.
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