The Conservative government has claimed that Bridget is already a “huge success”, but new polls show that most British exports are struggling with the red tape.
Finance Minister Simon Clark He said that after Britain’s expulsion from the European Union –
“Allow us to get rid of the red ribbon – it’s already been a huge success.”
The claims come despite long queues of lorries in Dover as drivers get stuck in red tape, and a new survey shows that most British exporters are struggling with customs control.
About 60% of exporters surveyed. British Chambers of Commercee (BCC) reported difficulties in trade with the EU – an increase of 49% in January 2021.
The business community called on the government to take “immediate action” to reduce trade barriers with Europe, marking the second anniversary of Britain’s secession from the bloc.
Although the results of the BCC survey are related to November 2021, the business organization said that the pictures of lorries parked near Dover provide a “clear example” of additional problems with trade as full customs controls were introduced on January 1. ۔
William Bean, head of trade policy at the BCC, said: “Currently, one of Dover’s problems seems to be linked to food exports across the channel.”
He added –
“Like many issues, it seems to depend on a different interpretation of how trade arrangements work after leaving the EU.”
The extra time is on the codes required for the new government. Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) system and other export paperwork.
Although export scrutiny has been ongoing since last January, companies had 60 days to fill out the customs form after the export. But from January 1, the forms will have to be completed in full – which is increasing the pressure on GVMS and customs agents at the border.
There has also been a long delay on the part of the French in Calais due to additional red tape and original form rules required for imports into the UK from the EU from 1 January 2022.
The BCC called on both London and Brussels to smooth out some red tape, suggesting that they could “eliminate or greatly reduce” the complexity of export health certificates required for food exporters.
On Monday, Mr Johnson claimed that the government’s “Bridget Friedz” bill – intended to make it easier to remove or amend EU regulations copied in UK law – would encourage investment. ۔
He told broadcasters during a visit to Tulbury Docs that “we will not part with it, but we are going to make sure that because of the freedom we have to do business and to invest. Is the number one place. “
Mr Clarke, meanwhile, told LBC News: “Brexit has allowed us to have faster vaccinations, it has allowed us to end free movement, it has allowed us to start free trade talks. “It simply came to our notice then. It was a great achievement.
A pamphlet will be released this week to celebrate the “benefits of Bridget” and to mark the two-year anniversary of Britain’s accession to the European Union.