Due to additional tariffs, delays in the movement of goods are increasing. TP Senger, 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 are incomplete or incorrectly filled in customs documents.
“Therefore, we must do everything we can to resolve these growing pains before they escalate, and the problems will escalate,” 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 DLN, British companies in particular seem to be less prepared for the new tariffs because they later began preparations for Brexit.
Evofonetex, which represents the business and logistics interests of 15,000 companies in the Netherlands, also sees increasing problems with tariffs. The organization talks about ‘initial problems because it is embarrassing’, 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 to ensure the final touches,” a spokesman said.
The Port of Rotterdam 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.