James Cleverly highlights the efficiency of customs at DP World container port as model for post-Brexit

James Cleverly speaking in the House of Commons

Following the Treasury response to an Urgent Question on customs arrangements at UK ports post-Brexit, James Cleverly highlights the customs process at DP World deep-water port in south Essex as an effective example and potential solution for Dover.

James Cleverly (Braintree) (Con)
Will my right hon. Friend take as inspiration the workings of DP World, the deep-water port in the south of Essex where thousands of lorries-worth of containers flow into the country from outside the customs union swiftly, slickly and smoothly? Will he look upon that as a potential solution for the Dover border?

Mel Stride
I thank my hon. Friend for that point. I have no doubt that that is just one more example of where facilitations and technology can ensure that goods move efficiently across a customs frontier.

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