British importers brace for 'disaster' as new Brexit checks loom


Exporters have been hit badly already but KPMG says the ‘biggest headaches’ have yet to come’ for importers

British firms are warning of further Brexit red tape as the government prepares to introduce a long list of new controls on imports from the European Union in April and July.

In the coming months further checks are due to be phased in at the UK border, controlling everything from the import of sausages and live mussels to horses and trees, as well as the locations these checks can take place.

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