Dover Port health body fears gangs of meat smugglers looking to bypass new post-Brexit checks 09/02/2024
Authority weighs up legal action against government over new checks on imported meat taking place 22 miles inland. / The Port of Dover could become a target for criminals smuggling illegal and diseased meat into the country under new post-Brexit plans that will involve lorries from the continent being checked 22 miles inland, the port’s health authority has warned.
Four years after the UK quit the EU, the first border controls on imports from the continent have been introduced, with more to follow.
Food businesses sending products to the EU have had to fork out an extra £170m in export costs because of Brexit red tape, with the changes described as being “catastrophic” for some exporters. / Data shows costs have contributed to value of meat exports falling by 17% since 2019.
National Farmers’ Union president Minette Batters has taken a swipe at former prime minister Boris Johnson for adopting a “morally bankrupt” position during post-Brexit trade talks with the US.
SCRAPPING post-Brexit “not for EU” labelling on food and copying Scottish Government funding for suppliers are two key recommendations for the UK Government in a major new “manifesto” from a top industry body.
Businesses that make sporting goods, children’s toys, jewellery and medical goods have struggled the most with the border costs imposed by the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
While the challenges of post-Brexit trade continue to impact businesses what will shape the culinary landscape of the North Highlands – and can the spirit of love endure?
Brexit: despatches from the downside – No 21 10/02/2024
Poor regulation of harmful chemicals, the City losing control of trillions, the music industry on its knees ... more Brexit consequences.
The UK government has delayed health and safety checks on food imports from the European Union for the fifth time in three years amid fears that the extra controls will push up food prices and disrupt vital supplies.
Chair of EFRA, Sir Robert Goodwill shares “serious concerns” regarding biosecurity threats to UK’s agri-food sector following the implementation of BTOM and urges clarity on check funding cuts and Sevington facility concerns. imports
Business groups in the UK and Europe have raised concerns about the costs and disruption likely to flow as a consequence of new regulations intended to protect biosecurity and prevent pests and diseases from being imported.
Everything from meat, fish, cheese to meat products will cost more in the UK due to Brexit border controls.
New Brexit regulations could mean price hikes for customers and businesses, local eateries linked to the EU have warned.
Consumers here are still concerned about the impact of Brexit on online shopping, a report from the NI Consumer Council has found. / It’s part of research by the watchdog carried over the last three years to monitor the impact of Brexit on NI consumers.
Brexit: despatches from the downside – No 19 27/01/2024
This week's Brexit downsides: half a billion in extra costs to import food, the collapse of trade talks with Canada and more.
Post-Brexit food labelling rules to appease DUP will lead to higher prices, says industry 01/02/2024
Forcing all UK supermarkets to put “not for EU” labels on meat, dairy and plant products in a move to assuage the concerns of unionists in Northern Ireland will force up prices and undermine the war against inflation, ministers have been told.
Collapsed trade talks, new border checks, 14-hour queues at the border and medicine shortages... it's just another day in Brexit land.
New post-Brexit border controls coming in from Wednesday could result in higher prices and delays in fresh goods coming in from the EU. / It means significant new red tape, and more money out of our pockets on products like cheese, fish, and flowers.
Business chiefs say new red tape could reduce shelf life of fresh produce by one-fifth. / A group representing 30 major business bodies said the new requirement to notify the British authorities a day before European goods are sent would lead to big delays.
Guild of Fine Food fears European suppliers of specialist produce will stop supplying UK because of red tape.
New post-Brexit border rules, set to come into effect on Wednesday, have sparked fears of "serious biosecurity risks" and disruption to supply chains.
Expense of fresh red tape on EU imports is simply ‘cost of doing business’, says Tory minister Andrea Leadsom.
Post-Brexit controls on food, plant and animal imports to Britain from the EU have come into force.
Just as food inflation finally slows, new border checks will make EU produce more expensive in our shops.
Imports of chilled and frozen meat and fish, cheese and dairy products, and five common varieties of cut flowers will require an export health certificate, signed off by a European vet or plant inspector, before they can enter the UK.