Dutch TV information has aired footage of customs officers confiscating ham sandwiches from drivers arriving by ferry from the UK underneath post-Brexit guidelines banning private imports of meat and dairy merchandise into the EU.
Proven on the present affairs programme EenVandaag, officers carrying hi-vis jackets defined to startled automobile and lorry drivers on the Hook of Holland ferry terminal that since Brexit, “you’re now not allowed to carry sure meals to Europe …” A bemused driver with a number of sandwiches wrapped in tin foil requested if he might give up the meat and preserve the bread. One customs officer replied: “No, all the pieces will probably be confiscated. Welcome to Brexit, sir, I’m sorry.”
The ban got here into drive on New Yr’s Day because the Brexit transition interval got here to an finish, with the Division for Setting, Meals and Rural Affairs (Defra) saying travellers ought to “use, eat, or eliminate” prohibited gadgets at or earlier than the border