“PREVENT BREXIT FOOD SHORTAGES”: New measures to be looked at over fears of lack of fresh goods
Ministers are believed to be considering relaxing post-Brexit checks on imports of food from EU due to supply concerns from UK supermarkets.
According to reports from the Observer, Brexit minister Lord Frost is considering “lighter touch” controls on certain imports from 1st April.
A source told the newspaper that Lord Forst is preparing to the put plans before fellow cabinet ministers this week.
The proposals are expected to include proposals to scale back plans for full custom checks which are due to start on July 1.
Under the current plans for food exports, all items of animal origin such as eggs, milk, meat and honey, and regulated plants, require full documentation.
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