Anger builds among manufacturers as EU customers cancel orders due to Brexit red tape | The Independent

NewsBusiness Volume 90%   Boris Johnson blames seafood exporters ‘not filling in the right forms’ for post-Brexit sales crash Anger builds among manufacturers as EU customers cancel orders due to Brexit red tape Government taking days to respond to queries, say stuggling businesses Ben Chapman @b_c_chapman 9 hours ago 77 comments EU customers are cancelling orders from the UK because of a mass of red tape, UK manufacturers have said, as anger builds over a lack of government Brexit support and antiquated customs systems. 

Close to 30 per cent of small British firms have stopped shipping goods to the EU amid widespread confusion about customs forms and extra costs, according to accountants UHY Hacker Young.

“We are dealing with a system that is so antiquated,” said David Lindars of the British Meat Processors’ Association.  “If there are any changes required [to paperwork] at the border they have to manually go through each of the pages and manually cross things out putting an old-fashioned 1950s-style ink stamp on every single crossing out.”

Anger builds among manufacturers as EU customers cancel orders due to Brexit red tape | The Independent