Serious implications for Scottish salmon.
Sky News posted on Twitter that trucks are queuing for miles down the M20 at the entrance of the Eurotunnel in Folkestone.
Trucks queue down the M20 for mile upon mile at the entrance of the Eurotunnel in Folkestone, as companies rush to stockpile as the deadline for a Brexit trade deal looms.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 18, 2020
SSPO boss Tavish Scott said in early December that massive queues in Kent will have “serious implications” for Scottish salmon.
“We export hugely to France and the rest of the EU. It’s crucial that trade is seamless so a lorry park in Kent or delays on the other side of the Channel would have serious implications,” said Scott.
The two sides are in the final stretch of talks over a post-Brexit trade deal, reports Reuters.
If a deal is not struck, queues of up to 7,000 trucks could clog up roads around ports. The contingency plan, dubbed Operation Fennel, caters for up to 7,000 HGVs as the EU is expected to impose full goods controls.