Brexit Watch: B.1.1.7 highlights risks to U.K. food, medical imports

Ags - Meat/Dairy 209 Brexit 155 Consumer Staples 646 Coronavirus 452 Corp - Ports 800 European Union 679 Health Care 279 Mode - Containerized 1300 Mode - Rail 90 Mode - Seaborne 1627 United Kingdom 298

The U.K. left the EU on Jan. 31, 2020. The application of temporary trading and customs measures through Dec. 31, 2020 has prevented the bulk of potential customs and trade disruptions so far. Yet, there are already clear signs of the challenges yet to come. Whether or not a new customs and trade deal is agreed between the EC and U.K. by year end may be immaterial given the minimal time for ratification and entry into force. The most recent challenge has come from several European countries having closed their borders with the U.K. due to the established emergence of a more transmissible...

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