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Britain will start imposing border controls on imported goods

Britain will start imposing border controls on imported goods

31. December 2021 at 17:29 I 31. Updated on December 2021 at 21:29

EU companies sending goods to the UK are required to submit a customs notification.

London. From January 1, 2022, British companies will have to deal with long-term post-border restrictions, which will affect imports of goods worth $ 314 billion (27 277.24 billion) from the European Union (EU).

From Saturday, customs notices will not be submitted within 175 days of delivery.

Britain withdrew from the EU single market in early 2021 and the EU immediately introduced restrictions on goods. However, Britain hesitated and postponed the introduction of a full customs rule on the borders.

Imports are expected to be disrupted

From January 1, 2022, EU companies shipping goods to the UK will be required to submit a customs report and prove that the goods are subject to tax-free rules.

Martin McTague, vice president of the FSB’s small business association, warned that at a time when the country was already plagued by supply chain problems and labor shortages, a change in the border regime and the introduction of import restrictions would severely disrupt imports.

“Our survey shows that one-third of small importers are unaware of these changes and only one-fourth are willing to do so,” McDougall said.

Concerns of importers of frozen raw materials

The British Frozen Food Union has warned that the EU’s new rules for animal and plant products could cause significant delays in ports, as some actors in the supply chain – especially European logistics companies – are not ready for change.

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“We are afraid that (actions) are not designed to ensure that everyone (the company) in the food supply chain understands the new needs,” said Richard Harrow, managing director of the association.