UK companies face New Year Brexit import controls

British firms wlll wake-up to the introduction of much-delayed post-Brexit border control checks from Jan. 1 which will affect businesses importing $314 billion of goods a year from the European Union, Reuters reports.

Britain left the EU’s single market at the beginning of 2021 and while Europe imposed checks on goods straight away, Britain managed to get the introduction of a full customs border delayed.

Now, from Jan. 1, 2022, EU businesses sending goods to Britain will now need to supply full customs declarations while traders will also have to prove that goods are allowed to enter tariff-free under rules of origin requirements.

2018 File photo: Trucks at Dover