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.

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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