Brexit: Dublin Port ‘minefield’ leaves trucks stranded



John Campbell | BBC

Dublin Port has emerged as a major bottleneck for NI businesses trying to operate under new Brexit rules.

Around 20% of NI’s trade goes through Dublin and haulage firms are reporting delays getting customs clearance for loads arriving from GB.

Freight companies in the Republic of Ireland have also reported difficulties.

The Irish customs authorities said part of the problem is businesses being unprepared for the new processes.

However, haulage firms said the Irish and UK customs systems are not integrating, making the declaration of goods complicated and error prone.

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