Why are so many British cars stuck in France?
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Posted September 07, 2019 08:29:25In an attempt to solve a massive logistical issue, several British car manufacturers have been attempting to import vehicles that are normally available only in Europe.
But the problem appears to be getting worse, with British motorists reportedly experiencing more than 1,000 days of delays on their journeys due to the issue.
The problems, which have been caused by the European Union’s Schengen open borders agreement, have been exacerbated by the fact that the Schengens border between France and Germany has been opened for two months.
As a result, many cars from Britain and France have been stranded at the border since June, with many arriving back at home on the same day as their departure.
The British government is in the process of reopening the border with Germany as part of its EU exit negotiations.
The problem has caused an unprecedented backlog in the UK economy, with more than 5,000 cars stuck at the German border since May, according to the Guardian newspaper.
While some manufacturers are currently attempting to resolve the problem by using imported vehicles to ferry their goods to Britain, others are continuing to import cars from outside of Europe.
A spokesman for British motoring group Alfa Romeo said: “The Alfa will continue to supply our clients with cars through the European market and will work with the European Commission to help resolve the issues.”
The spokesman also told the paper that the Alfa is working with the German authorities to ensure the situation is resolved as quickly as possible, adding: “There is no reason why the British government should not take steps to expedite the return of British vehicles to the UK as quickly and as safely as possible.”
Posted September 07, 2019 08:29:25In an attempt to solve a massive logistical issue, several British car manufacturers have been attempting…