Brexit could cause 30-mile tailbacks in Calais warns port boss

Calais, France: The boss of the port of Calais has warned that there could be tailbacks up to 30 miles in all directions and potential food shortages in Britain if a Brexit deal involves mandatory customs and sanitary checks at the French ferry terminal, according to a report on the Guardian website.

At a private meeting at the European parliament Jean-Marc Puissesseau urged Theresa May and Michel Barnier to put plans in place immediately to avert congestion in Calais and Dover.

Puissesseau said both sides would be affected by the problems at the ports, with suppliers from the UK trying to get their goods through strict EU controls treated no better than those from a developing country.

“At the moment, 70% of food imported comes from the EU,” said Puissesseau. “Even if that goes down to 50% after Brexit because of controls, it still needs to flow smoothly; people still need to eat,” he said. “If there are delays it could end up rotting on the side of the road.”

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