DIT: Freeports in the UK
The Government has launched a ten-week consultation on the development of Freeports in the UK. They want these to be global trading hubs that will regenerate communities through creating high-skilled employment opportunities.
They are exploring a wide range of policy levers to make this policy a success, including tariff exemptions within the Freeport, customs facilitations, regulatory flexibilities and tax and planning measures. These are set out in the consultation document attached and they are inviting views of businesses, ports, local organisations, local government and experts to feed into the policy development process.
The DIT are inviting stakeholders to provide responses to this paper to share their views on how the Government can ensure that it makes a success of this policy. Responses can be made online through our Consultation Portal. Responses should be submitted by 20 April 2020. When responding, please specify who you are responding on behalf of.
Alternatively, you can post responses to: Freeports Team, Area D, Floor 5, Department for International Trade, 3 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2HP.