Dutch television news aired footage of drivers arriving from Britain for customs with the Netherlands, seizing ham sandwiches.
Rules in force after Brexit prohibit individual imports of meat and dairy products into the European Union: according to the European Commission they may include pathogens that cause diseases of certain animals, such as foot and mouth disease or Swine fever, animal health hazard association.
In the video, one of the custom officers explains to a UK driver why he is seizing his sandwich: “He can no longer bring certain foods to Europe, such as meat, fruits, vegetables, fish, that Kind of thing. ” The driver asks if he can at least keep the bread and leave the contents of the sandwich, but the official replies: “No, it will all be confiscated.” I’m sorry, welcome to Brexit »
Next time people tell you that there is no new friction at the borders due to Brexit, you can watch them stop this Dutch TV clip of drivers and seize their lunches. pic.twitter.com/B9eZfDWKFB
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