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Boris Johnson vows to go 'further and faster' to take advantage of Brexit opportunities

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Boris Johnson vows to go ‘further and faster’ to take advantage of Brexit opportunities in the New Year

  • PM says that ‘the job isn’t finished and we must keep up the momentum’ in 2022
  • The Trade and Cooperation Agreement came into force on January 1, 2021
  • Business leaders warn customs controls could exacerbate supply chain crisis


Boris Johnson has pledged to go ‘further and faster’ to take advantage of Brexit opportunities in 2022.

The landmark Trade and Cooperation Agreement setting out the future relationship between the UK and the bloc came into force on January 1, 2021.

Since then, the Prime Minister said the UK has secured benefits, such as replacing free movement with a points-based immigration system and signing free trade deals ‘from Switzerland to Singapore’.

Boris Johnson has pledged to go ‘further and faster’ to take advantage of Brexit opportunities in 2022

Boris Johnson has pledged to go ‘further and faster’ to take advantage of Brexit opportunities in 2022

But he added: ‘The job isn’t finished and we must keep up the momentum. In the year ahead my government will go further and faster to deliver on the promise of Brexit.’

His comments came as business leaders warned that post-Brexit customs controls coming in to force today could exacerbate the supply chain crisis.

The rules will require UK companies to make customs declarations for goods imported from the EU. They follow the introduction of declarations for products exported from the UK at the start of this year.

Businesses will also need to provide extra paperwork for food, drink and animal products in order to pay lower customs duties and avoid tariffs.

The Confederation of British Industry said: ‘The main concern will be around impacts on food supply chains … The Government must prioritise flow over compliance in the short-term to reduce the pressure.’

His comments came as business leaders warned that post-Brexit customs controls coming in to force today could exacerbate the supply chain crisis

His comments came as business leaders warned that post-Brexit customs controls coming in to force today could exacerbate the supply chain crisis

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