Brexit red tape sees a twenty-fold increase in inspections of trucks carrying food and plant goods from Britain into Irish ports


 

Brexit red tape has seen a 20-fold increase in the inspection of food and plant product consignments by health inspectors at Irish ports, according to data from Eire’s Department of Agriculture (DoE). The introduction of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) border checks on goods being imported from Britain, following Brexit, has seen DoE inspectors and health officials processing around 1,700 consignments a week compared with fewer than 100 a week last year. Hazel Sheridan, head of the department’s import controls division, […]