Source: B92 | Sunday, 02.02.2020.| 11:29
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First consequences of Brexit – Great Britain plans full customs and border control of EU goods

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to impose customs and border control of all goods from the EU beginning with 2021.

– We are planning full checks on all EU imports – export declarations, security declarations, animal health checks and all supermarket goods to pass through border inspection posts – said a senior government source, as reported by the Daily Telegraph.

The source says that the control will start in January 2021.

According to the government's previous plans for a no-deal Brexit, only a small percentage of the goods would be subject to control, Klix.ba writes.

On January 31, 2020, Great Britain left the EU with a temporary trade agreement, commencing the 11-month period during which the prime minister will try to negotiate a free trade agreement, similar to the one between Canada and the EU.

British negotiators hope that threats of tougher checks if a deal is not agreed could make the EU more willing to agree to Britain's terms, the Telegraph said.

Without a deal, British goods exports will face EU tariffs from next year. Even with a deal, extra checks are likely on both sides of the border, the newspaper writes.
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