Truck traffic between the United Kingdom and the European Union, the main means of transporting goods between the two blocs, appears to have nearly returned to its previous level in February. To write BBC News Saturday based on insiders.
The end of the Brexit transition and new trade agreements between the EU and the UK mean that the Eurotun tunnel and ferries were used much less by trucks in January. According to the Sunday newspaper observer Traffic between the island and the continent has decreased by two thirds in the past month.
In February, the problems with the new customs procedures seemed to be partially resolved: the number of trucks leaving the UK was 98 per cent of the February 2019 number. Incoming traffic from the European Union increased by 1 percentage point, by 99 per cent. 80 to 90 percent of truck drivers will now have their customs documents in full, according to BBC News.
Although traffic is returning again, the total value of merchandise is still lower. About half of the trucks were to return to their original location without payload in February. Empty trucks are not a new phenomenon, but according to the BBC, it would have been about a quarter of the trucks before Brexit.
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