HMRC, an important UK customs system, is in danger of being overburdened by Brexit, putting British exporters in a bind. They are increasingly struggling to obtain the correct paperwork to transfer their goods to the European Union without delay. This is because, in their opinion, there are not enough employees with the authority to supply them.
According to some UK exporters, transit documents are now nearly impossible to obtain. “Nobody is getting any models anymore,” Peter Hayes, general manager of freight forwarder Carleton Freight told the news agency. Bloomberg. His company in Liverpool exports cars and machinery, among other things. We have already had to turn down hundreds of requests. “
British Customs is aware of the problem. Difficulties may be due to the recent update of the computer system. According to customs, the delay can be compensated within a week.
The European Union is the UK’s largest trading partner, accounting for 43 percent of the country’s exports in 2019. Before Brexit, less effort was required to export goods, because paperwork was not required at all. Companies are now facing delays due to missing or incorrectly completed forms.