Friday, August 12, 2022

FSB welcomes plan to delay full EU import checks

Responding to the Government’s decision to delay the imposition of full EU import checks, which were set to take effect this summer, Federation of Small Businesses  National Chair Martin McTague said: “Imposition of full import controls this summer would have meant yet another burden for small firms which are already wrestling with new trade rules and spiralling operating costs.

“This move will give them more time to prepare for future changes and reassess supply chains.

“Over the long term, the Government should do its utmost to minimise trade friction with regions all over the globe – increasing the threshold at which import tariffs kick in, and putting small business chapters at the heart of all new free trade agreements.”

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