It said traders in Britain and the European Union would have to submit customs declarations and accept checks on their goods.
BRITAIN yesterday said it wants to create up to 10 free ports to stimulate the economy after its exit from the European Union.
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss added that Britain was "taking back control of our trade policy and opening every corner of the United Kingdom to opportunities across the world".
'They will unleash the potential of communities both by boosting trade with our friends across the globe and transforming surrounding areas into hotbeds of innovation where businesses will grow and create new well-paid jobs'.
In the coming months, the Port of Tyne will work with local and national political and business stakeholders and organisations to progress a freeport bid in support of growing inward investment and prosperity across the region.More news: Billie Eilish becomes a meme after she reacted to Oscars skit
The free ports could see goods brought in to them not receiving tariffs until they enter the domestic market, with no duty payable if they are re-exported. This allows certain goods to be transhipped or processed through a port without attracting customs duties.
Some trade experts say the net benefit of free ports is limited and they often just redistribute economic activity from elsewhere in the country.
Freeport status will benefit ports differently depending on their current traffic/business profile and specialisation. This can reduce relocation or investment costs for existing manufacturing sites near ports. This saves businesses time and makes it easier to import goods.
Planning reforms to help sea ports develop within their boundaries and empower local councils to greenlight much-needed local construction projects.
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The government said it was considering tax measures aimed at increasing investment in infrastructure, construction and machinery in free ports to raise productivity.
"Ports handle 95% of the UK's trade, and the association will be putting forward a set of measures that support a variety of models to fit different ports and the industries that rely on them".
A consultation has been launched setting out the plan, aiming to reveal the location of the new zones at the end of this year so they can be open for business in 2021.
Officials claimed the UK's "high standards with respect to security, safety, workers" rights, and the environment' will not be compromised.More news: World Health Organization head sees chance to stop virus which poses 'grave' threat