The food inspection team at Britain's biggest container port says the lack of clarity around post-Brexit checks on imported food puts them in a "difficult position".
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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.
Barriers to exports and imports in the form of paperwork have caused delays and higher costs - and it could be about to get worse.
The £25m port facility was built to fit government plans but stands empty while new border strategy is delayed.
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.
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It has been almost two and a half years since the United Kingdom signed its post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union (EU), which was expected to have multifaceted impacts on the UK economy.
Drawing on my professional experience, here we explore how post Brexit Britain has become a challenge for international businesses, and domestic businesses, importing products for sale in the UK.
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.
Former Cabinet minister George Eustice says too much has been given away in the name of free trade.
Fears of new disruption to fresh produce supply from EU when import controls hit in October.
The UK’s final post-Brexit border checks will cost food importers hundreds of millions of pounds under the government’s own internal estimates, adding to upward pressure on inflation.
Britain’s food inflation is already at a 45-year high and businesses worry new red tape will make matters worse. / A new system of border checks on goods arriving from Europe is expected to force rocketing U.K. food prices even higher as businesses grapple with hundreds of millions of pounds in extra fees.
How has Brexit impacted UK imports? 27/04/2022
Brexit resulted in a 25% fall in imports from the EU and created “a large increase in barriers to trade”, according to research.
The UK egg industry has reacted with disbelief that import tariffs on eggs and egg products are to be phased out following the government announcement that the UK is set to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
There's deep disquiet in the food trade over forthcoming sanitary checks. When such checks were previously required, some UK companies were forced to stop exporting.
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, Brexit is still impacting both U.K. and Europe-based brands in luxury fashion. Niche and young brands, in particular, are having a hard time with the fallout, though many have secured manageable workarounds.
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.
Brexit Inland Border Facility off M20 at Sevington, near Ashford, set to cost taxpayers £70 million 01/03/2023
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These shortages have been compounded by high energy costs and other issues impacting the UK’s supply and transport chains, which have added stress on businesses exporting and importing food between the UK and EU.
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