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First trucks cross English channel in Brexit era after UK leaves the EU trade bloc – ABC News

A steady trickle of trucks begins rolling off ferries and trains on either side of the English Channel, facing customs declarations and border checks on the first…

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A steady trickle of trucks has begun rolling off ferries and trains on either side of the English Channel, a quiet New Year’s Day after a seismic overnight shift in relations between the European Union and Britain.
Key points:

  • Britain left the European bloc’s vast single market on Thursday at 11:00pm London time
  • The pandemic and a holiday weekend meant cross-Channel traffic was light on Friday
  • Britain has delayed imposing full customs checks for several months so that companies can adjust

The busy…

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