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UK warns of 7,000-truck border delays after Brexit transition period expires
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The British government is warning there could be lines of up to 7,000 trucks waiting to cross the English Channel into France immediately after the Brexit transition period expires at the end of this year.
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Michael Gove, the minister in charge of Brexit preparations, described that situation as a worst-case scenario in a letter sent to logistics firms, estimating that between 30% and 50% of trucks hoping to cross the busy trade route may not be ready for new paperwork and regulations that will come into effect Jan. 1.
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“This could lead to maximum queues of 7,000 port-bound trucks in Kent and associated maximum delays of up to two days,” the document said, according to the Associated Press.