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Eurotunnel tests new ‘digital border’ for Brexit

The 15 million euro (£13.2 million) infrastructure features barcodes for customs declarations.

A lorry on its way to France waits to be checked by employees of Eurotunnel in Folkestone (Denis Charlet, Pool via AP)
A lorry on its way to France waits to be checked by employees of Eurotunnel in Folkestone (Denis Charlet, Pool via AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

Eurotunnel has held a round of tests to prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit on October 31.

The tests were held to check that a new “digital border” between France and Britain would work seamlessly and keep traffic flowing in the event of new controls.

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A Eurotunnel employee and his dog check a lorry on its way to Britain (Denis Charlet, Pool via AP)

Eurotunnel ran freight trucks between Folkestone in Britain and Coquelles in France to test the new 15 million euro (£13.2 million) infrastructure that features barcodes for customs declarations.

Eurotunnel spokeswoman Anne Laure Descleves warned that transport companies must declare freight in advance to make the journey, warning that “teething problems” could exist at the start.

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