Categories: Associated British Ports, Grimsby, Immingham, NewsPublished On: 07.11.2022207 words1.1 min read

Post-Brexit uncertainty forces council to step in to pay for temporary border control post

“A substantial risk to the local economy” was forecast if the council did not intervene.

A number of factors including post-Brexit EU goods checking uncertainty means North East Lincolnshire Council is paying for a temporary border control at Grimsby Port.

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This to “avoid a substantial risk” to the local seafood economy of not having any border control. A council officer decision was made under special urgency rules earlier this year to lease out Unit 20 of Grimsby Seafood Village to act as a temporary border control post.

Associated British Ports (ABP) had received grant funding in January 2021 to build two border control posts to prepare for trade life after Brexit, one at Immingham’s East Gate and the other at Killingholme’s Humber Sea Terminal. The Immingham facilities were completed earlier this year.

But the government decided on April 28, 2022, to delay post-Brexit requirements to have border checks on EU goods until the end of 2023. This led to ABP announcing in a letter on June 13 that they would not open the new Immingham facilities until full checks of EU products are in place in 2023 . . . .

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Council steps in to pay for temporary border control post