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The additional customs work really "only" pertains to the 80 % or so of UK trade that is with the EU-26.
But really the logistics of customs clearing is the least of the issues - nowhere near every import is currently inspected anyway, so you can simply cut the inspection rate by 80 % and proceed as before, at least while you build capacity.
The documentation requirements that go along with imposing a hard customs border are much more onerous than the physical inspection regime.
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