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It won’t come as too much of a surprise to hear that Europe’s borders, as far as freight goes, are rather porous. Budget cuts, competition among ports and airports and fewer Customs officers mean that – according to one estimate – 99.7% of products entering the EU are not verified by any authority. Customs services say they are “overwhelmed and impotent”. But while Europe appears to be a “big sieve” at least as far as sea freight goes, it is still attempting to make the more regulated air freight sector jump through even more hoops with next year’s ACC3 regulation.