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Old 18.01.2019, 16:52
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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I guess Ireland would use this for trans-shipments. However for the UK it is largely irrelevant as - excepting stuff transiting the EU to non-EU countries - the EU border is the relevant one regardless of which EU country the shipment might be going to. So for all EU exports the border will always be Dover/Calais or whatever as there is no further relevant international transit thereafter.
Not sure if that's still possible (I'd be surprised if it didn't) but in the TIR times trucks were often checked (and sealed) at the origin to avoid/reduce waiting times abroad. That said, the waiting times of old would still be far too long today, and the risk of a supply chain breakdown (caused by a strike for example) probably inacceptable for JIT and related production principles.
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