Post-Brexit rules set to disrupt UK food supplies in the new year

Frozen food ailse

Food shortages are anticipated in the new year as post-Brexit border controls on animal and plant products from the European Union come into force from January 1.

New rules from January 1 state that importers must make a full customs declaration when goods are entering the UK.

Previously, importers were permitted 175 days to complete the relevant forms, a measure that was introduced in the wake of Brexit to ease disruption.

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