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Border pass to speed Eurotunnel freight post-Brexit

[ October 29, 2020   //   ]

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight is introducing a new Eurotunnel Border Pass for its freight customers as part of its Brexit preparations. The virtual wallet shares information needed for border crossings between the transporter and Eurotunnel, and then between Eurotunnel and the border authorities. It is secure and digitised, and the truck driver does not have to leave the cab or present any documents on arriving at the border.

Customers will be save all the information needed to facilitate border crossings after 1 January 2021: customs declarations for goods being transported and sanitary and phytosanitary certificates and vehicle details (registration number) in a form acceptable to both the UK and French authorities.

Once the truck arrives at the Eurotunnel terminal, it will enter a ‘pit-stop’ where the registration number is captured automatically using connected technology in place across the terminal. A swipe of the mobile device confirms that the truck has passed through with its documents in order.

Once the truck has passed through, the information contained in the virtual wallet is sent securely to HMRC, DEFRA in the UK and the Douane (DGDDI) and Ministry for Agriculture (DGAL) in France.

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