Brexit: No-deal customs checks will be ‘impossible’, ports warn


Some British ports will find it “impossible” to carry out checks on fresh food and plant imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit, industry groups have warned parliament.

Ports around the UK face fundamental changes to customs arrangements in just 45 days’ time when the EU transition period ends on January 1.

Deal or no deal, they will be required to implement sweeping changes to border checks after more than 40 years of European Union membership.


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