Thursday, July 05, 2018

Food could rot at ports in the event of a 'cliff edge' Brexit

The British Retail Consortium has warned that there will be food supply issues in the event of a 'cliff edge' Brexit: Food supply issues

The retail organisation warns: '[The] supply chain is fragile. Failure to reach a Brexit deal – the cliff edge scenario – will mean new border controls and multiple "non-tariff barriers" through regulatory checks, creating delays, waste and failed deliveries.'

'This could lead to dramatic consequences, with food rotting at ports, reducing choice and quality for UK consumers. It could also lead to higher prices as the cost of importing goods from the EU increases.'

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