Problems caused by the complex border systems between the United Kingdom and the European Union have been on the rise recently. So according to Transport and Logistics Netherlands (DLN) it is important to deal with these issues quickly 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 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 have incomplete or incorrectly filled in customs documents.
“So, we have to do everything we can now to solve this growing pain, before it becomes exciting and the problems only grow,” a DLN spokesman said. The trade union has not yet seen the longest waiting hours at the border, but still notes that bureaucratic harassment is actually included. 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 trade and logistics interests of 15,000 companies in the Netherlands, also sees increasing problems with tariffs. The organization talks about “initial problems due to unfamiliarity”, 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 links are kept,” 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 “habitual issues”. As for the port of Rotterdam, there are reports that British exporters usually do not regulate customs documents, especially for the European Union.