The UK Government has launched a consultation to establish opinions on designing a new border approach following the country’s departure from the European Union.
The consultation aims to understand digital systems and how they can “improve trader and traveller experience and make the UK more secure”.
The Government said:
“The Government’s ambition is for a transformed border by 2025 that will deliver benefits including:
- reducing administrative costs and burdens for traders to improve the end-to-end experience for those moving goods across the border
- improving the experience of travellers, for example by using digital identification systems
- improving how we protect the UK from those who may pose a risk to us, for example by deterring and disrupting organised crime and terrorism, identifying and preventing biosecurity threats, and preventing abuse of the migration system”
For pharmaceutical and medtech companies, a border needs to allow the flow of goods and services, as well as staff, from one jurisdiction to another. Therefore, MAP recommends its members consider this consultation and give their feedback.