London increasingly confronted with the consequences of Brexit, pushes back certain import rules

The British government has decided to postpone the introduction of full customs controls on imports from the European Union. An approach that is intended to be “pragmatic” in view of the growing shortages in the United Kingdom.

According to David Frost, British Minister of State, the Covid-19 pandemic and the increased costs of freight transport have increased the pressure especially in the agri-food sector.

In addition, the lack of manpower in the road transport sector is not helping the affairs of importers.

The new customs rules that were to apply next month to farm and animal products are therefore postponed to January and while some products are already running out in supermarkets, many retailers fear disrupted Christmas holidays.

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