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Brexit LIVE: New rules from TOMORROW threaten to wreak havoc on Britain

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From January 1, importers will have to submit customs declarations for goods entering from the EU. Although imports from the island of Ireland will be exempt, importers will also need to provide advance notice of any animals, food or plant products entering the country, sparking concern some smaller businesses may struggle to maintain stock levels. New rules of origin regulations will also be enforced, meaning British exporters to the EU, must show their product qualifies for it to be exempt from tariffs. 

Ahead of these checks, Richard Harrow, chief executive at the British Frozen Food Federation, told Politico: “While the new UK rules will be introduced in stages, we are concerned that not enough planning has been done to ensure the new requirements are understood by everyone in the food supply chain.”

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    New rules from TOMORROW threaten to wreak havoc on Britain

    New customs rules for British importers are set to be introduced tomorrow. 

    From January 1, 2022, importers must now provide a customs declaration for goods entering Great Britain instead of delaying the process by 175 days. 

    While goods from the island of Ireland will be exempt, importers will also need to be given advanced clearance if they are a plant, animal or food product. 

    Rule of origin requirements will also come into force for UK exporters to the EU. 

    Due to the amount of food imports from the EU, there is concern Britons could suffer food shortages. 

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