British Retailers Threaten To ‘Burn Stock’ Rejected by Europe’ Over Brexit Chaos

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British Retailers Threaten To ‘Burn Stock’ Rejected by Europe’ Over Brexit Chaos.

UK retailers are considering abandoning goods returned by EU customers, with some even thinking of burning them due to the high cost and bother of bringing them back into the country.

After the post-Brexit introduction of new paperwork and charges for goods crossing over the border, fashion industry boss Adam Mansell said it was “cheaper for retailers to write off the cost of the goods than dealing with it all”, adding the process includes at least four new charges and documents.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of online shoppers have been faced with additional customs and delivery charges costing up to one-third of the price of items ordered from the EU. One shopper was asked to pay £77 in tax on £245 of clothes bought from a French website, French media reported.

The UK government offers help.

The PM said businesses experiencing problems exporting to the EU “through no fault of their own” will receive compensation. Boris Johnson said he “understands the frustrations” of businesses exporting to the continent who have run into issues since new post-Brexit UK-EU trading rules came into effect.

They have complained of being “tied in knots with paperwork” and about new checks, resulting in delays exporting fresh fish and seafood to the EU since the start of the year.

“I sympathise very much and understand their frustrations and things have been exacerbated by COVID and the demand hasn’t been what it was before the pandemic and that’s one of the problems we’re trying to deal with. That’s driven in large part by the pandemic,” the prime minister said.


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