Brexit: UK Customs checks to be simplified in no-deal situation

Source: BBC News

Lorries will be able to drive straight off ferries and Channel Tunnel trains without making customs declarations in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the government has announced.

New guidance for importers and hauliers says firms would file a simplified form online in advance and pay duty later.

Hauliers have warned that no-deal could result in long queues at Channel ports.

The industry said firms would still not be ready for a "chaotic" EU exit - even with these simplified procedures.

The UK is due to leave the EU at 23:00 GMT on Friday 29 March - with or without a deal.

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