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REGULATED BY THE SOLICITORS REGULATION AUTHORITY No 614992
Businesses that export into the EU member states may find limitations being imposed upon their ability to transfer the goods into certain markets and may find quotas and/or tariffs imposed. Take for example a cheese manufacturer in the UK wishing to supply to France. A potential imposition of a quota/tariff would substantially impact upon the competitiveness of that business and its functionality. Notwithstanding the ability to overcome these issues there may also be the need to consider the time lag between such items being cleared through customs given that the product itself is a perishable good. Further, there may be the need for businesses to appoint a representative in the importing state which would increase costs. At present the UK Border Force have a customs presence in France itself. It is unclear whether that border will be shut and replaced by one in England itself.