The construction of the inspection facilities was ordered by Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Thérèse Coffey following the signing of the Windsor Framework.
The Government has delayed plans for a fourth time to impose further checks on EU goods entering the UK as Jacob Rees-Mogg admitted the move would cost £1bn.
Ann Summers discontinued its direct selling business in Ireland last year because “higher operating costs” associated with Brexit made it “uneconomical”, according to recently filed company documents.
The UK government is still failing to understand the country’s supply chains, say logistics operators, or recognise their anxiety as more Brexit regulations loom.
Irish exports of food stuffs, live animals, animal products, plants, and plant products to Britain face checks at British ports for the first time at the end of October under the long delayed Brexit accords, and many traders may likely be ill-prepared, a leading expert has warned.
There is uncertainty over whether new facilities will be built at Cairnryan Port to check goods coming from the Republic of Ireland and wider EU via Northern Ireland.
It may have been over three years since the UK formally left the European Union but UK brands and retailers continue to face a slew of challenges in navigating post-Brexit trade. Drapers identifies the persistent pain points and how they are being managed.
New plans for post-Brexit border checks on goods coming into the UK will deter many EU suppliers and push up food prices, a trade body has said.
Post-Brexit border checks coming this year will drive up prices and cause shortages, Government warned 05/04/2023
Ministers have revealed details of the inspections regime which has been repeatedly delayed and is designed to avoid excessive disruption to businesses.
Three years on from Brexit and the impact to retailers and consumers has been relatively limited. However, in many ways, the most difficult bit is yet to come, says British Retail Consortium’s Andrew Opie.
Tomato shortage: How far is Brexit to blame? 03/03/2023
Some of the UK's biggest supermarkets are limiting sales of tomatoes and other salad items.
British Chambers of Commerce presents government with urgent recommendations as members report struggling to sell into EU.
A hard border in Ireland must be avoided, the Irish premier has urged Rishi Sunak.
Boris Johnson agreed in the final hours of the Northern Ireland Protocol negotiations that there would be customs declarations on goods exiting Northern Ireland to Britain, despite the fact that just three weeks later he told businesses in the North there would be "no forms, no checks, no barriers of any kind…," according to a detailed new account of the protocol negotiations.
The UK and European Union are poised to enter the final stretch of negotiations over post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland. After years of distrust and tension both sides are optimistic that a settlement is within reach.
From Brexit to Regrexit [9 mins] 10/01/2023
Almost three years after the United Kingdom's formal departure from the European Union, voters are turning sour on the 2016 decision to leave. A recent poll showed that 57% of voters view the departure from the EU as a mistake compared to the 52% who voted for the original Brexit referendum. So what changed?
Brexit still bites for business 06/01/2023
From confused carriers to mind-boggling bureaucracy, Lucy Reece Raybould, CEO of British Footwear Association (BFA), tells Drapers how Brexit is still impacting trade for UK businesses.
Mr Foord criticised the current trading arrangements and called for a smoother process with less paperwork.
In reality, Brexit has hobbled the UK economy, which remains the only member of the G7 — the group of advanced economies that also includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States — with an economy smaller than it was before the pandemic.
John Cole explores the government's response to a petition calling for an enquiry into the impact of Brexit before it's debated in parliament.
‘Difficult to find staff’: Brexit and rising bills put paid to much-loved Greek deli in London Fields 09/12/2022
The Isle of Olive deli on Ada Street sadly shut its doors forever last month after 11 years. / However, Brexit had a huge affect on the business. “Brexit meant that for every invoice issued to us by a producer, there was a customs fee to be paid to agents in Greece and then another fee to the agent in the UK for the import declarations,” Gregoris explained.
'The Covid veil, now almost completely lifted, has revealed the challenges still faced by exporters struggling with customs and paperwork challenges and other Brexit constraints putting off overseas customers'
"Around half of the fiscal hole, and the political instability that comes with that, is down to Brexit," John Springford of the Centre for European Reform.
Years after Britain quit the European Union, its businesses are still suffering from lower sales as red tape makes it harder to export to the 27-nation bloc.
A Brexit border control post in Holyhead is set to shrink under plans for a lighter touch system using more data and technology. In May, the UK Government delayed introducing more checks on EU goods entering the UK for the fourth time over fears it will impact supply chains and add to rising inflation.