British Meat Industry Warns Of Border Chaos As Delays Halt Exports

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2021. 01. 20. 08:50

The British meat industry has warned of looming border chaos as post-Brexit customs checks between Britain and the European Union (EU) halt some cross-border meat flows even with volumes sharply reduced.

In an attempt to ease into the new customs checks, British meat companies have cut trade volumes with the EU and Northern Ireland to about 20% for the first two weeks of January, the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) said.

Even so, there have been ‘catastrophic delays’, said the group. It warned of worse to come as meat firms, together with a flood of other industries, are due to start ramping up exports from this week onwards.


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