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Britain’s Post-Brexit Border Plan Has a Truck-Sized Hole

  • Proposals give few details about how lorries will be processed
  • Customs expert warns: ‘The whole thing is just a shambles’
Freight trucks sit parked in a departure lane ahead of boarding a cross-Channel ferry from the Port of Dover Ltd., in Dover, U.K.
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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The U.K. government still hasn’t set out how trucks moving between Britain and the European Union will be handled after Brexit -- a major gap in its planning that is causing concern among freight firms.

The government outlined its proposals for the border with the EU in an 89-page consultation document circulated to the industry. The section setting out how lorries will navigate the new customs processes consists of a blank page.