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Cost of impounding freight rejected by Kent Trading Standards

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Dear Kent County Council,

Is it true that before BREXIT if Kent Trading Standards had to impound inbound freight rejected
at Port of Dover this was warehoused at the cost to KCC ?
If so, how much did this cost to KCC on average each year 2016,2017,2018,2919 ?

What are the post-BREXIT plans to impound rejected freight in Kent ?
Where will the facilities be located ?
Which authority will pay the cost of storage ?

Yours faithfully,

Charlotte Mbali

 

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Charlotte Mbali

Dear Kent County Council,
My original request stated clearly that the authority referred to is Kent Trading Standards. MY FOI equest followed reading a report from CEFEUS ( Canterbury Christ Church University) of Nov 2018 p 55
" If UKBF (UK Border Force) intercept a cargo and suspect it to be a potential risk, then Kent Trading Standards have 72 hours to determine if they comply with relevant ..regulations or not..Good which do not meet standards are declared non-compliant and can then be either made compliant, re-exported or destroyed, among other possibilities."
footnote 110 https://democracy.kent.gov.uk/documents/...
There is other material online FINAL-Brexit-impact-report-June-2018-FOI.pdf about the port of Dover where section 3 says the port has inadequate facilities to appropriately store food (presumably non-compliant import cargo)
My concern is that the quantity of this must have increased post-Brexit, and some of these facilities are being shifted to Sevington (see recent job adverts) so I want to know How much the cost of non-compliant cargo (especially storing it, or destroying it falls on KCC - in years from 2016.

Yours sincerely,

Charlotte Mbali

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