Exporters have said they find it difficult to move their trucks because they prefer a “sudden ambush” of paperwork. Canal 4 Journalist Alex Thomson visited a logistics company in Kent facing serious disruption due to paperwork and post-Brexit border controls. Company staff blamed the European Union and “especially France” for the mess with the paperwork that keeps thousands of trucks on the roads, according to Mr. Thomson.
He continued, “Right now they’re all parked here, obviously because we have so many paperwork issues leaving the county right now.
“The customers themselves are probably as frustrated as we are because they want their shipments to go out and at the moment they’re all here. ”
Mr Thomson described the problems facing businesses in the field, like Alkaline, as “a red tap, filling out forms, bureaucracy”.
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“Our just-in-time system is creaking,” said Thomson.
The presenter also panointed to reports of empty supermarket shelves in Northern Ireland as evidence of problems caused by new border export and import regulations.
He added: “Carriers warn that the tangle of red tape has slowed the flow of goods. ”
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A European source close to the negotiations told the Independent: “It is generally in our agreements with third countries that work visas are not required for musicians.
“We tried to include it, but the UK said no. ”
They added that the prime minister refused the deal because he “said they were ending the free time”.
But this afternoon, Downing Street said the responsibility for the decision was purely Brussels.