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Plus ça change

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:44 pm
by Sinclair
As we move forward into 2021 and our new trading relationships with the EU this snip from the 1913 WTT reminds us that there is little new in the challenges of international trade...

Happy New Year!

Re: Plus ça change

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:55 pm
by Jim Summers
A splendid illustration, Sinclair.

As an aside, I worked on the Harwich - Zeebrugge train ferry service around 1965, and can recall that azalea and azalea indica brands of flowers were imported. The British customs would nod one type through, but in the case of the other, every box of flowers had to be taken out of the wagon, produced to the view of the Customs Watcher, and then re-stowed, at considerable cost and time. I never did learn why, but you just accepted those things in those pre-EU days.