UK forced to delay checks on imports from EU by six months


Introduction postponed until 2022 because border post infrastructure will not be ready in time

The government has been forced to delay the introduction of import checks by six months, in a major U-turn of post-Brexit policy, because a network of 30 border posts being built to process incoming goods would not have been ready on time.

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Exports to the European Union from Great Britain have been subject to controls since 1 January, however the UK government decided to opt for a phased approach to give hauliers and business more time to prepare for new rules on EU imports.

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