Exports

UK Export delays

A lack of customs agents and an increase in paperwork is having an impact on exports to the EU, according to Ian Wright from the Food and Drink Federation. 8 fold increase in paperwork, but no comparable increase in customs agents. Situation will get worse when import controls commence in October / January. BBC Farming…

Exports

Brexit’s damaging British trade – not Covid

Brexit is beginning to take its toll Brexit is beginning to take its toll. Trade with the EU is suffering and foreign investment is heading south. Neither trend is temporary and both harm the government’s stated aim of “levelling up” regions that until now have depended on overseas trade to create well-paid jobs. It’s not clear whether…

Exports

Brexit’s impact on UK chocolate makers – ‘We’ve lost our entire European trade’

Delays, paperwork and additional costs are making British chocolate scarce in Europe “We’ve lost our entire European trade,” said Aneesh Popat, the owner of The Chocolatier, which sells dark chocolate salted caramel water ganache Easter eggs and other treats out of Bedfordshire, about 80km (50 miles) north of London. “Worse than that, we’ve lost our…

Exports

One in four small export businesses have stopped selling to the EU, poll finds

Almost one in four small businesses which export goods have temporarily stopped shipping to the EU since the end of the Brexit transition period, a survey has found. Close to a third (32 per cent) have lost goods in transit, and an even greater proportion (34 per cent) have had goods held indefinitely at EU…