Dover Port health body fears gangs of meat smugglers looking to bypass new post-Brexit checks 09/02/2024
Authority weighs up legal action against government over new checks on imported meat taking place 22 miles inland. / The Port of Dover could become a target for criminals smuggling illegal and diseased meat into the country under new post-Brexit plans that will involve lorries from the continent being checked 22 miles inland, the port’s health authority has warned.
Businesses that make sporting goods, children’s toys, jewellery and medical goods have struggled the most with the border costs imposed by the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
The leader of Kent County Council told MPs that new post-Brexit biometric border checks could see queues of more than 14 hours - more than the current worse case scenario.
The Entry/Exit System is set to start in October but many operational details remain unclear, as fears grow of major delays at Dover and Eurotunnel.
Preliminary work has started on the upgrade of the border control post at Larne harbour. / The work is required as a consequence of Northern Ireland's Brexit deal.
Brits have pledged never to go through the port of Dover again after long queues at customs made the journey intolerable.
British government is planning to introduce the controls at the end of October, with the move expected to cause delays and disruption.
The Kent port issued the alert ahead of many schools in England and Wales breaking up for summer on Friday. / Holidaymakers sailing from the Port of Dover are being warned to expect two-and-a-half hour delays this week.
“there has also been a significant shift in trade patterns post-Brexit. In this regard RoRo volumes on direct European services have increased by 64.4 per cent over 2019 levels while volumes on direct U.K. services are down by 17.8 per cent"
Britain’s looming departure from the European Union has sparked a rush to bring goods into the country before Jan. 1, pushing up delivery prices and generating queues at borders.
"Re-join the single market to undo Brexit damage" says Plaid Cymru Leader Rhun ap Iorwerth 23/06/2023
Wales and the rest of the UK should re-join the single market to undo the economic damage caused by Brexit, Plaid Cymru has said.
Visit Kent Westminster reception hears of the opportunities – and challenges – for tourism following Brexit and the pandemic 06/06/2023
The food inspection team at Britain's biggest container port says the lack of clarity around post-Brexit checks on imported food puts them in a "difficult position".
The construction of the inspection facilities was ordered by Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Thérèse Coffey following the signing of the Windsor Framework.
The Government has delayed plans for a fourth time to impose further checks on EU goods entering the UK as Jacob Rees-Mogg admitted the move would cost £1bn.
The £25m port facility was built to fit government plans but stands empty while new border strategy is delayed.
Irish exports of food stuffs, live animals, animal products, plants, and plant products to Britain face checks at British ports for the first time at the end of October under the long delayed Brexit accords, and many traders may likely be ill-prepared, a leading expert has warned.
There is uncertainty over whether new facilities will be built at Cairnryan Port to check goods coming from the Republic of Ireland and wider EU via Northern Ireland.
Fears of new disruption to fresh produce supply from EU when import controls hit in October.
Tens of millions pounds from the fund meant to help revive high streets in deprived towns is instead being pumped into the Kent port to tackle Brexit-fuelled delays.
Dominic Raab under fire over Dover-Calais comments under fire over Dover-Calais comments [2 mins] 08/11/2018
Dominic Raab has come under fire for saying he "hadn't quite understood" how reliant UK trade in goods is on the Dover-Calais crossing.
The BBC’s Analysis Editor Ros Atkins examines whether post-Brexit border checks were to blame for disruption at the Port of Dover at the weekend and to what extent.
Target Operating Model is ‘bitter pill to swallow’, says trade group. / BPA wants government to pick up most of the tab for ‘white elephant’ facilities, which on some estimates have left ports out of pocket.
Brexit played role in Dover chaos, No 10 admits after Braverman blames bad weather and Easter 03/04/2023
‘Obviously we recognise there are new processes in place,’ says Downing Street. / No 10 has admitted that “new processes” brought in after Brexit has contributed to several days of travel chaos at the Port of Dover.
Brexit is to blame for the Dover travel misery blighting Britons’ Easter holiday trips to the Continent, a senior Tory MP said on Monday.