The United Kingdom govt will lengthen various post-Brexit border controls because of the have an effect on of the Covid-19 pandemic, a minister has showed.
A written ministerial observation via the Brexit minister, David Frost, mentioned the timetable for bringing within the “identical controls on incoming items from the Eu Union as on items from the remainder of the sector” could be not on time past the plans set out in March.
Lord Frost mentioned: “The pandemic has had longer-lasting affects on companies, each in the United Kingdom and within the Eu Union, than many observers anticipated in March.
“There also are pressures on world provide chains, brought about via a variety of components together with the pandemic and the larger prices of world freight shipping. Those pressures are being particularly felt within the agri-food sector.
“In those cases, the federal government has made up our minds to lengthen additional some components of the brand new controls, particularly the ones in the case of sanitary and phytosanitary items.”