The problems caused by Brexit are increasing due to the complex border systems between the United Kingdom and the European Union.
So transportation My Logistic Netherlands (DLN) says it is important to deal with these issues as quickly as possible because there is still not much traffic at the border as the quantity of goods is still relatively small.
Due to additional tariffs, delays in the movement of goods are increasing. TP Schenger, the largest German logistics company, is now temporarily suspending its supply to the United Kingdom in order to better regulate border procedures. TP Schenger says many companies have incomplete or incorrectly filled in customs documents.
“So, we have to do everything we can now to solve this growing pain, and before it gets tense, the problems will get worse,” a DLN spokesman said. The trade union has not yet seen the long wait at the border, but notes that the bureaucratic red tape has actually been added. According to the DLN, British companies in particular seem to be less prepared for the new tariffs because they have started producing for Brexit than companies in the EU.
Evofonetex, which represents the trade and logistics interests of 15,000 companies in the Netherlands, also sees increasing problems with tariffs. The organization talks about “toothbrushing problems due to wrong choice”, especially on the British side. Evofenetex hopes things will be resolved soon, before the crowds increase on the UK border. “We are working hard to inform our supporters as much as possible and ensure that the final touches are made,” a spokesman said.
The Rotterdam Commission has been saying for years that arrangements should be made for additional border systems due to Brexit. The Port Authority hopes that these will be resolved over time as temporary ‘repair issues’. As for the port of Rotterdam, there are reports that British exporters usually do not regulate customs documents, especially for the European Union.