The British government has said it will spend millions of pounds on creating new border infrastructure to ensure the country can move smoothly out of the Brexit transition period at the end of this year.
Nearly €800 million will go towards additional border posts, better technology and new staff, including a substantial amount to develop HM Revenue and Customs systems that will reduce the burden on traders.
Where current ports have no room for expansion to cope with more customs checks after the UK leaves the European Union, new ones will be created inland.
A major public information campaign is to be launched soon to ensure businesses can take the necessary steps for a seamless transition.
Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said the investment will mean borders are ready for "full independence ... when the UK takes back control on January 1st 2021".
Prime minister Boris Johnson has said checks on goods from the EU will be phased in gradually, but products heading to the continent from Britain are to be subject to checks immediately.
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