• UK heading for major crunch with EU on customs – former ambassador

    UK heading for major crunch with EU on customs – former ambassador0

    By Shaun Connolly, Press Association Political Correspondent A “major crunch” is looming over Britain’s post-Brexit customs arrangements with Brussels, the UK’s former ambassador to the EU has said. Sir Ivan Rogers raised serious concerns about the two trading options which have split the Cabinet as he gave evidence to the Commons Home Affairs Committee. Senior

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  • Ascteg flags frontier delays for freight drivers

    Ascteg flags frontier delays for freight drivers0

    Ascteg, the Spanish cross-border workers’ association, has called on the Gibraltar Government to resolve lengthy delays faced by goods vehicles entering Gibraltar. According to Ascteg, some drivers have had to wait up to six hours to cross the border, causing tailbacks into La Linea and congestion on roads in the border area. The delays are

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  • International workshop strengthens controls on trade in endangered wildlife

    International workshop strengthens controls on trade in endangered wildlife0

    HM Customs is currently hosting a three-day workshop on the control of trade in endangered wildlife in collaboration with a number of other international authorities. The workshop, hosted at the University of Gibraltar, was opened on Tuesday by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and introduced by Dr John Cortes, Minister with Responsibility for the Environment.

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  • GDP helps train Customs’ dog handlers

    GDP helps train Customs’ dog handlers0

    For the past eight weeks the Gibraltar Defence Police (GDP) has provided two officers from HM Customs Gibraltar with Drugs Detection Dog Handlers training. The course, held at the GDP Dog Section at Devils Tower Camp, was delivered to UK standards by a GDP Instructor and encompassed a number of modules including Contamination Protocols, Animal

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  • 15 new recruits for Customs

    15 new recruits for Customs0

    The Acting Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia attended the conclusion of an eleven-week induction training programme for 15 HM Customs recruits at the University of Gibraltar yesterday. The programme was run by the HM Customs Training team and some specialist courses were delivered by other internal HM Customs trainers. It included introductions and debates on

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  • Theresa May on the side of ‘cynical Brexiteers’ over Customs Union

    Theresa May on the side of ‘cynical Brexiteers’ over Customs Union0

    Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of siding with “cynical Brexiteers” with her refusal to pursue a customs union with the European Union. SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford told Mrs May she and her Government were “not working in the interest” of the British people with her approach to Brexit. Mrs May, responding to

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