Substantial trade cracks with Europe remain in the post-Brexit world

Press quote (The Telegraph)
19 April 2021

Sam Lowe, a trade expert at the Centre of European Reform, says businesses have found themselves caught between tough regulations and unmanageable costs. “Lots of these companies are still struggling because they can’t get advice. They can’t get customs agents to do it for them. They’re struggling to provide the necessary information, or they just can’t take on the additional cost when it comes to trading with Europe.”

...“The UK has more flexibility than the European Union to alleviate the pain at the border,’ says Lowe. “But the thing to understand is, it’s for the most part already using it… the direction of travel is actually that it’s going to tighten rather than loosen.”