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I wondered why the TIR sealed container process does not allow vehicles sealed in Ireland to pass through UK to the rest of the EU with no checking or a minimum of delay/checking/paperwork.

Given the effort to avoid the UK, it would appear not, but I have no knowledge of the process other than seeing the TIR plates on the back of lorries over many years.

by oldremainmer48 on Mon Feb 15th, 2021 at 05:43:37 PM EST
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I suspect it is because there is no separate queue for TIR containers, and so they have to queue like everyone else in the run in to Dover. It's not a good look for the UK government to have Irish trucks whizzing past UK trucks in their own country.

A little bit of planning and goodwill between the UK and Ireland governments could solve that problem, but I suspect that may be something Gove is keeping in reserve as a bargaining chip for the N. Ireland protocol talks.

He needs to avoid overplaying his hand however. If this goes on for too long, carrying freight on direct Ireland/France/Spain routes will become the new normal and, as ever, there will be logistical pressure to ensure back-loads are full. The more Ireland gets used to sourcing goods from the EU the more Ireland UK trade will suffer.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Feb 16th, 2021 at 12:18:13 PM EST
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To wit:

Incidentally, I learned that "Embassy of Ireland in France" is actually: Ambasáid na hÉireann an Fhrainc.

by Bernard on Tue Feb 16th, 2021 at 07:01:47 PM EST
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In our first official language...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Feb 17th, 2021 at 07:39:16 PM EST
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