A report published today from parliament's spending watchdog, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), said it "was clear" that leaving the EU was having an impact on UK trade volumes.

It also warned things could worsen this year as new import controls come in.

Our Chief Executive, Tavish Scott said on the situation:

“Salmon is the UK’s number one food export and France is our biggest market. 

“The extra paperwork and rules that Brexit imposed costs Scotland’s export salmon companies £2.5 million a year – on top of the £11 million hit that our exporters had to deal with in the chaotic first month of 2021 after the new rules were introduced. 

“What would help exports and lower costs would be the rapid introduction of a digital export system to replace the myriad of paperwork that we are currently obliged to complete. The sooner the UK Government can deliver that system the better for all exports.”

You can see the full story here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60308494

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