All lorries carrying meat, fish and other food perishables could be subject to strict checks at Calais, post- Brexit, the deputy head of the Port of Calais told MPs this week. The warning was made by Port of Calais deputy chief executive Benoit Rochet whilst giving evidence to the Commons Treasury Committee on the UK’s economic relationship with the EU. Rochet said that sanitary checks on fresh food, particularly meat and fish, would have to be introduced, which he said […]
Goods entering the European Union from January will be subject to full border customs checks, regardless of whether or not a trade deal is reached, according to the EU’s chief negotiator.
The RHA has renewed its plea to the government for urgent action to ease what it calls a growing crisis in driver shortages – made worse by the introduction of IR35 tax changes.
The RHA has welcomed the smooth flow of traffic at Channel ports, following the UK’s exit from the EU on 1 January, but warned that the real test will come later this week as freight volumes return to normal, complicated by the need for truck drivers crossing into France to have tested negative for Covid-19 no more than 72 hours previously.