On Tuesday, Foreign Secretary David Frost said that in order to ease the burden on supply chains, the United Kingdom had delayed the introduction of physical controls on food from the European Union until January 2022. Bloomberg According to the report.
Paperwork that will make it difficult to import foodstuffs from the region from October only will also start next July and the obligation to inform staff at the border in advance will be deferred. At the same time, from January, it will be necessary to have customs data declaring products at the border.
According to Ian Wright, head of the country’s Food and Drink Association, all this means the controls will only affect British exporters, giving producers in the European Union a competitive advantage. At the same time, 30 percent of food consumption in the island nation comes from the European Union, and supply difficulties have already caused shortages of many products in state stores, which are supposed to worsen controls. According to the minister, it is now important for stores to be able to focus on post-pandemic recovery and thus have more time to prepare for the new requirements.
EU is a, a To the Financial Times The situation is ironic, with Brexit parties campaigning to regain control and now accepting the continent’s products without any oversight, but this is acceptable to the EU.
According to British Logistics, the continent does not have the veterinary capacity to document food, and British ports are not ready for inspections either. According to Frost, the government is on the way to building the necessary infrastructure.
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