Pilot project for a roro service between Turkey and Romania

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From January 2023, Turkey will test a roro service to Romania, the president of the Romanian Customs Authority, Bogdan Mihei, told Profit.ro.

The Turkish authorities are interested in supporting the export of some goods such as vegetables and fruits to Romania and the EU, but also some imports on the same route, such as cereals. Transporting loads, including containers, by ferry would be cheaper and would avoid road traffic in Bulgaria, but also in the straits area.

In the past similar projects failed mainly because of delays of the veterinary and food safety checks. Now the port of Constanta will be ready, says Mr Mihei.

It is unknown who is behind the service. In June 2022, DP World announced with a press release that the Romanian government signed an agreement with Dubai’s Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) to develop new infrastructure at the Port of Constanta,  to turn it into one of the most important cargo and vehicle hubs on the Black Sea.

UK delays Customs Controls until 2023

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Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency announced that the new controls for EU-UK movements, which were previously due to take effect on the 1st of July 2022, have been delayed until further notice.

The following import border controls which were planned for introduction from July 2022 will now not be introduced:

  • A requirement for further Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) checks on EU imports currently at destination to be moved to Border Control Post (BCP).
  • A requirement for safety and security declarations on EU imports.
  • A requirement for further health certification and SPS checks for EU imports.
  • Prohibitions and restrictions on the import of chilled meats from the EU.