How will France's suspension of human-handled freight transport from the UK hit cosmetics?

By Julia Wray 21-Dec-2020

Chaos is expected around UK ports following the measures, which have been put in place to avoid the international spread of a new Covid-19 strain

The UK is suffering major haulage disruption after France implemented a 48-hour block on cargo from the UK to France.

The emergency measure was put in place at 11pm GMT on Sunday 20 December in response to the emergence of a new strain of Covid-19, which is spreading rapidly in the south east of England.

While there is no ban on goods arriving from France, human-handled freight is currently suspended from the UK to France and lorries are unable to cross the channel to France via Eurotunnel or by ferry.

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The decision is already creating chaos around the Port of Dover ferry terminal in Kent, with trucks returning to the EU from the UK unable to travel.


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