Geodis and chemical company Arkema have tested no-deal Brexit customs arrangements through a dry run organised by French Customs.
Geodis and Akrema took part in the trial on 24 September, shipping goods from the Arkema plant in La Chambre, south eastern France to the United Kingdom, under no-deal conditions.
The two had to evaluate advance transmission of customs documents and the ease of actually crossing the border, as well as matching customs data with that of the vehicle and co-ordinating logistics. Geodis said that all of these tests were successful and the two companies were able to transport the goods safely across the border.
Rémi Poteau, key account manager at Geodis, said: “This full-scale dry run was key to guaranteeing the free flow of trade. This experience allowed Geodis to prove that it is now ready to provide safe and reliable logistics services between France and the United Kingdom for its customers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.”
By Michelle Mooney