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This leaked letter reveals the UK fears its Brexit plans will cause border chaos with 7,000 lorries queued at Dover

Added 09-23-20 05:14:02am EST - “Gove's letter warns that up to 70% of British exporters might not have the correct paperwork to trade with the EU from next year.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “This leaked letter reveals the UK fears its Brexit plans will cause border chaos with 7,000 lorries queued at Dover”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A leaked letter reveals that Boris Johnson's government fears that its Brexit plans will cause chaos at British ports with motorway queues of up to 7,000 lorries at the Dover-Calais border.

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Michael Gove wrote to British businesses warning that in a worst-case scenario, up to 70% of British truckers face being stopped when they reach the European Union due to not having the correct paperwork, should Britain leave the Brexit transition period without a trade deal.

The UK will drop out of the EU's trading rules at the end of the year meaning there will be an array of new checks on goods going to and from Britain and the continent as of January.

Johnson's government estimates that there will be over 400 million additional customs checks a year on goods moving between the UK and EU and is building up to a dozen new lorry parks across the country to hold truckers who do not have the correct paperwork to cross the border, including a handful in the county of Kent.

However, even with these mitigation efforts, the UK government expects there to be significant chaos when the Brexit transition period comes to an end at the end of the year, Gove's letter to industry leaked to Bloomberg suggests.

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