According to the UK’s leading logistics trade association, Channel ports for UK-EU such as Dover might come to a standstill.
This is a result of post-Brexit UK-EU border controls.
The House of Commons released a report on Wednesday, blaming the government’s management of the UK-EU border after Brexit.
It also accuses it of making false promises and failing to meet its own goals.
There has been an estimation of huge delays caused by the EU biometric border restrictions, which are set to be achieved this year.
Officials will work together to fix serious flaws within the new system.
The upcoming Entry/Exit System for the UK-EU border will also have a “serious impact” on waiting times.
She mentioned independent modeling that estimated lines of up to 29 miles as a result of new measures’ possible delays.
The new EES passport checking system requires instant adjustment.
This sets a safety risk for them. It also affects the time taken to cross the border. Causing traffic and rush on both sides of the channel.
Thus, immediately taking action to alter the EES passport checking system.
The government announced that Brexit would free British firms, allowing them to maximize production. However, the reality has been different.
“So far, the only visible impact has been additional expenses, paperwork, and border delays.”, said Dame Meg Hillier, the committee’s chairwoman.
“Rather than making false promises, the government should be honest about the problems [of Brexit].”
The research reflects the “life experiences” of small firms, according to William Bain, head of trade policy at the British Chambers of Commerce.
As per a BCC membership poll conducted last year, 60% of businesses believe that delivering goods to the EU has grown more complicated.
The BCC has identified five areas where the government should improve the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
These include pursuing further agreements with Brussels to ease VAT difficulties and reduce agrifood products.