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Indeed: still high demand for customs personnel due to Brexit

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In the aftermath of Brexit, there is still a lot of work to be done at Dutch customs. Career site Indeed notices that the demand for personnel at the service has increased sharply in the past year.

Brexit has been a fact since the beginning of 2021. As a result, stricter import and export regulations also apply to products shipped to and from the United Kingdom. This is checked by customs, which means that they have more work to do. Indeed warns that a shortage of staff at customs has devastating consequences for both business and consumers, such as delays.

According to Indeed, the number of vacancies at Dutch customs increased by 67 percent in the run-up to Brexit. In 2021, the year after the official exit from the European Union, the number of jobs increased by another 49 percent. Indeed notes that the job increase should be seen in light of the overall economic recovery. For example, there are personnel shortages in several sectors.

Indeed, the United Kingdom has anticipated Brexit well. Prior to the departure, the number of vacancies at British customs increased by 270 percent. A year later, there is a small decrease in the number of vacancies. Indeed further notes that there are still staff shortages at the service in France and Belgium. The Netherlands, Belgium and France are important trading partners of the British. According to Indeed, the shortages are therefore “not entirely coincidental”.



Indeed: still high demand for customs personnel due to Brexit
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