The Irish Government announced yesterday (Thursday, April 4), that lorry drivers in Dublin and Rosslare Ports will be provided information by customs officers, to make them aware of what Brexit will mean for their journeys.
In a statement, the Irish government said: “From Friday, April 5, Customs Officers will be talking with, and providing information to, truck drivers in Dublin and Rosslare Ports to ensure they understand and are aware of the changes that Brexit will mean for their journeys.
“Customs Officers will be talking with truck drivers as they wait to embark the ferry, and will also be available onboard a number of sailings.
“Customs Officers are available to help drivers who may have concerns or questions about what they need to do post-Brexit, and to help them understand what the changes will be for them as they move through Irish ports.”
Currently, the UK is due to leave the EU on April 12, but Theresa May has today asked for an extension to June 30. The extension would have to be unanimously approved by the other EU leaders.
The Irish government’s advice for businesses importing and exporting to Ireland said: “In a no deal scenario, the UK will become a ‘third country’ for trading purposes.
“This will mean that new rules will apply for businesses importing, exporting to or moving goods through the UK.
“It is important that businesses undertake the necessary preparations to comply with these rules, for instance, incomplete or inaccurate information in relation to customs declarations and procedures will lead to delays with knock-on impacts for your business.”