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UK transport lawyer Anton Balkitis

Warning to truckers as customs get tough

  A UK transport lawyer has warned that hauliers can lose their vehicles through ignorance of smuggling and is calling for more definitive ways for companies to defend themselves as Customs appear to be taking stricter measures against errant operators. Anton Balkitis, a partner at Rothera Dowson solicitors, told a International Road Transport Union (IRU) conference in Geneva recently that truckers can face penalties of around £30,000- £50,000 to get back ... [+]

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