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Virtual inanity: Solution to Irish border requires data and tech not yet available, MPs told

Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

Re: Lying in the Chamber

does he actually expect those smuggling stuff to put the required trackers in their goods????

Doesn't need to. It could be like motorway/bridge tolling. ANPR camera reads the license plate, and a sensor scans for a tracker. If the tracker responds, and the system shows that the correct paperwork has been filed, you treat it like the "green channel", and just do random spot checks, like today.

If there's no tracker, or the response doesn't match the paperwork for the vehicle, customs are alerted and stop the vehicle further on for a full search. Much the same as a "paperwork, please" check at a border post, but without the stop or the border post.

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