Trucks stuck at checkpoints for four days due to new Brexit red tape

There are trucks bringing goods from the EU to the UK that have been stuck at the border for four days. Industry experts blame this disruption on 'terrible' new Brexit red tape. Truck drivers have reported queueing for up to eight hours trying to get through customs controls at the French port of Calais, causing delays in deliveries as firms struggle with the new rules that came into force at the start of January.

Customs experts said problems were partly down to the government’s new IT system, which means all imports from the EU must be processed using the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) managed by HMRC. Many drivers have been unable to get their reference codes accepted.


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