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Update to GB-EU Border Operating Model

Statement made on 8 October 2020

Statement UIN HLWS492


My Rt Hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for Cabinet Office (Michael Gove), has today made the following Written Statement:

Today, the Government will publish an updated Border Operating Model, to provide further clarity and certainty for businesses. The Model (the first version of which was published on 13 July) has been updated to reflect feedback from stakeholders and to include additional detail on policies and processes. We would like to thank the Devolved Administrations for their engagement with this.

This detail will help businesses which trade with the EU to understand the new arrangements and take action. We are encouraging businesses to go to to use the transition checker which will help them understand not just new border requirements but all of the steps they need to take to be ready for the end of the transition.

A copy of the updated Border Operating Model has been deposited in the Library of both Houses.

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Cabinet Office
Update to GB-EU Border Operating Model
Michael Gove
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office
Conservative, Surrey Heath
Statement made 8 October 2020