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7th February 2019, 20:32

​Cross-Frontier Group meets with Spanish Customs to discuss post-Brexit food importation issues

The Cross-Frontier Group met with Spanish Customs Agents to discuss imminent changes to regulations on perishable foods entering Gibraltar via the frontier, when Brexit arrives.

Various sector representatives attended the meeting, including Antonio Varela, chairman of the College of Customs Agents in the Campode Gibraltar.

The exact nature of next month's Brexit is not yet clear, but there are increasing concerns surrounding the operating conditions that might be enforced at the border in relation to fresh food.

The group estimates that up to 60% of related businesses might be affected by Brexit if measures are not taken, and warns that it might even lead to scarcity of some products in Gibraltar.