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Analysis: Less choice and higher prices? Britain braces for Brexit checks on food imports

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The United Kingdom heavily relies on the European Union for fresh fruit and vegetables, and this dependency has not changed significantly since Brexit. The introduction of post-Brexit physical inspections of plant and animal imports from the EU could lead to more challenges for consumers and small businesses. These inspections will initially apply to products like meat, cheese, and some fish, eventually extending to a variety of vegetables and fruit. New charges on imported food products are also expected, potentially reducing consumer choice and increasing prices. The new regime for food imports highlights the border bureaucracy resulting from Brexit.