The latest on the knotty problems surrounding Brexit from The Guardian. At prime minister Theresa May’s latest special Brexit cabinet committee, ministers were warned of the “calamitous effect” of a hard Brexit and the subsequent exit from the Union Customs Code, the EU-wide customs agreement, which would be necessitated by the UK’s insistence on controlling immigration. The massive increase in logistics costs for shippers and forwarders would be accompanied by a need to hugely expand ports such as Dover to accommodate all the extra inspection areas required, and could, ultimately, lead to a decrease in trade.

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