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UK to trial ‘smart’ customs border to reduce post-Brexit trade frictions

By Peter Foster

06 Dec 2021 · 3 min read

The UK government is to begin trials next year of a “smart” customs border involving cutting-edge technologies that it hopes will reduce trade frictions for British importers.

UK companies will this week be asked to submit bids to pilot the new system, with the aim of starting trials at a port in May, according to senior officials in Whitehall.

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