The announcement of two new freeports in Wales is good news for businesses moving goods over the Irish Sea, trade and customs experts have said.
The two freeports, one in Anglesey and one in Port Talbot and Milford Haven, are the first to be confirmed in Wales and the 11th and 12th in the UK as a whole.
Kevin Shakespeare, the director of strategic projects and international development at the Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT), was among a number of experts to welcome the announcement, saying the freeports had the potential to restore the so-called ‘GB landbridge’.
The landbridge is the name given to the movement of goods from Ireland to the EU via Great Britain, as well as from the EU via Britain to Ireland.
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