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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:41 pm on 8th January 2019.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Secretary of State for Transport 1:41 pm, 8th January 2019

Certainly one part of the no deal preparations that we are now going through—HMRC is very actively engaged in this—is about the declaration processes that businesses would need to go through. The reality is that this happens already. Goods are shipped from this country to Switzerland, for example, through established processes in this country and on the continent. We will need to ensure in the run-up to a no-deal Brexit that business is up to speed with what it needs to do. A huge amount of work in this respect is already happening.