LONDON, September 14 (Hfrance.fr) - Great Britain has delayed for the second time the implementation of certainthus post-Brexit import controls, saying it would gradually introduce the controls until next year rather than impose them now as industry supply chains are upgraded hard test.
Britain left the European Union's single market in early 2021 and the immediate introduction of controls on British goods to Europe hit sales hard.
The logistics industry had warned that the introduction of controls at Importing on goods arriving in Britain would exacerbate COVID -19 pandemic and truck driver shortages as Christmas approaches.
Having already delayed their introduction by six months from April 1, the government has now pushed back the need for full customs declarations and conchecks on January 1, 2022. Safety and security declarations will be required from July 1 next year.
Industrial sources in the logistics sector and customs said the government infrastructure was not ready to complete full checks until October 1.
Although this decision Welcomed by some in the logistics industry, the food and beverage trade body has attacked the government for the late announcement. New controls on food products were due to come into force in 17 days.
"The repeated failure to implement full controls UK imports from the EU since January 1, 2021 is undermining trust between businesses, "said Ian Wright, director of the Food and Drink Federation. "Worse, this haside in fact competitors from the UK. "
The industry argues that although European producers can still sell to Britain With no extra charges and the hassle of a full customs , UK producers face the opposite In H1 Food and Beverage Sales in Germany, Spain and Italy They have all declined by 'about half of 2019, he says.
The government has said it has introduced a new "pragmatic " tible to give time for companies to recover from the pandemic.
UK companies and customers have complained in recent months that a shortage of workers in logistics , driving and warehouses has led to long delivery delays, with some supermarkets and restaurants struggling to stock a full range.
"Companies will now have more time to prepare for these controls, which will be phased in throughout 2022 ", said the minister of Brexit, David Frost.
Britain has opted for a full customs , with checks on goods and lengthy administrative documents, due to the nature of the Reporting by William James; written by Kate Holton; edited by Michael Holden and Philippa Fletcher
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