Centigo: EU food exports to the UK are about to go vegan
Centigo, a BSCC member, has identified key methods to comply with stricter new controls on food products crossing the British borders with EU, in particular for products of animal origin. Since the 1st of January 2021, Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) controls have impacted almost all sales of animal products. The current guidance has led to an array of logistical challenges on the UK-EU border as supply chains have been forced to adapt.
The chairman of Marks & Spencer, a UK retail giant, recently outlined the obstacles raised with the current 720 pages required for each lorry entering Ireland. He went on to state that around 40% of shipments were now experiencing delays at the borders. In addition, importers and exporters of food face challenging time constraints due to the perishability of their products. However, companies which are able to navigate the new standards can gain a competitive advantage. Click here to learn more.