Tuesday November 24, 2020

Countdown to chaos: firms race to beat the Brexit clock

With just under six weeks to go until the end of the Brexit transition period, businesses are braced for rocky times as the old way of doing things becomes a thing of the past

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

22nd November, 2020
Changes to customs requirements are going to create serious gridlock at Dublin Port Picture: Niall Carson

Last Monday, Mick Woods, the commercial director of Emerald Freight, received a call from a well-known Irish company.

With just over 40 days left until the Brexit transition period ends, the firm was desperately looking for a customs broker that would handle the multitude of paperwork that will be required on its UK imports from January 1.

Despite getting between 1,200 and 1,500 deliveries from Britain a year, this well-known business still hadn’t come up with a...

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