International Trade News

Brexit Delays Leave Londoners’ Parmesan at Risk of Being Dumped

July 31, 2020, 2:09 PM

Patricia Michelson runs La Fromagerie, a chain of upmarket delicatessens across north London. Each week, deliveries of parmesan and mozzarella arrive from Italy -- a flow Brexit now threatens to disrupt.

Like many small suppliers of perishable foods, she relies on a groupage service, where multiple products going to different destinations are transported across borders on the same truck. The practice allows her to bring small amounts of produce into the country quickly and in a cost-effective way.

When Britain finally parts way with the European Union at the year-end, customs checks will be re-introduced at the U.K. border....

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