UK ports consider legal action after further Brexit Controls delay

The UK government is set to announce a fourth delay to physical checks on fresh food imported from the EU amid industry reports that neither technology nor infrastructure resources were ready for the July start of the next phase of Brexit.

The delays could push back the full implementation of Brexit controls until 2023, sources said, with physical checks removed and a potential relaxation on the requirement for import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS) paperwork.


After the announcement by the Brexit Opportunities Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg, some of Britain’s biggest sea ports have stated they are considering legal action against the government to recover the costs of building border control posts they fear will never be used.