Customs Officers providing information to truck drivers in Dublin Ports this morning to ensure they understand and are aware of the changes that Brexit will mean for their journeys.
It follows Revenue releasing a statement this morning saying Customs Officers will be talking with truck drivers at ports in Dublin and Rosslare.
Lynda Slattery, Head of Revenue’s Brexit Policy Unit, said:
“It is crucially important that truck drivers are aware of, and understand, what they will need to do and what paperwork they will have to provide at check-in, before boarding the ferry.
“This will ensure that trucks can move through our ports with minimum disruption and delay. If a truck driver does not have the right documentation, then he or she will not be allowed to board the ferry and will be delayed, perhaps for a considerable time.
“Of particular importance for drivers arriving on ferries into Ireland is knowing where they need to go if the goods they are transporting need to be checked by Customs.
“Drivers must check whether they are free to leave the port on arrival or if they must call to Customs. This check can be done quickly on revenue.ie/roro, 20 minutes prior to docking. We have produced a clear and helpful leaflet that sets out how the process will work.
“It is important to be aware of the procedures and requirements for transporting goods to, from or through the UK post-Brexit.
“This minimises the risk of your business and drivers being seriously and substantially impacted and will ensure that the majority of goods continue to move freely through our ports.”
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