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New App, System Designed To Smooth Customs Checks In No Deal Brexit

Revenue Commissioners have designed an app for lorry driver and van drivers to manage customs checks at Irish ports in the event of a no-deal.

As reported by the Irish Times, the new app will smooth the transit of road freight into ports by operating like a traffic light system.

Traffic Light System

Lorry drivers will enter the details of the foods that they are carrying in advance, and upon arrival, they will be guided through one of three channels.

The Green channel means they are good to go, with Orange meaning that their paperwork is not complete, and they must drop in a new form on site.

A Red light will guide them to the central control compound for a block of checks where goods may be taken out and checked.

The system may still come into effect even if there is a deal, but if it is a deal which lacks a close customs-trading relationship.

The plan is to set up one of these facilities in Rosslare Europort and Dublin Port, turning them into the State’s border inspection posts.

However, Glenn Carr, general manager of Rosslare Europort, said that building the central control compound could take three more years, costing €30 million.

© 2019 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Aidan O'Sullivan. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition. 

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