Eurotunnel and the TLF Overseas Union in post-Brexit partnership


Eurotunnel has signed a partnership agreement with TLF Overseas (Union of Transport and Logistics Enterprises of France – Overseas Activities) after developing infrastructure that will host future French state services; customs, sanitary and and phyto-sanitary requirements. This agreement will allow registered customs agents (RDEs) operating on behalf of customers to benefit from a contact point at the Eurotunnel terminal in Calais.

These referents will be the interface between truck drivers, French customs, sanitary and phyto-sanitary services and RDE representatives. Hauliers will need to have completed their import and export declarations in advance and will benefit from a smooth service 24 hours a day, and the transporters will also see their drivers assisted and accompanied in providing any required documents.

More than 1.7m trucks containing 22m tonnes of freight travel between the United Kingdom and continental Europe through the Channel Tunnel, every year. This represents over a quarter of trade between the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU).

For the past two years, Eurotunnel has been pre-empting the impact of Brexit on the flow of goods and putting in place new measures to maintain the flow of trade and customers’ travel at the EU border.

“Always at the service of French importers and exporters, TLF Overseas and its member companies are ready to ensure maximum fluidity for trade through the Channel Tunnel” said Herbert de Saint-Simon, Chief Executive Officer of TLF Overseas.

Source: GetLink Group