Shipments are scrutinised with relatively minor errors such as spaces in the wrong place, missing zeros and hyphens all contributing to delays.
Mr Allan said the current crisis facing the fishing industry is really concerning. ‘The last few weeks have seen prices collapse, produce left behind and vessels told not to go out to sea,’ Mr Allan commented.
Local companies exporting fish and shellfish to the EU say that they need more than a ‘sticking plaster’ approach to fix the situation.
In a show of protest at bureaucratic delays a mass convoy of 21 lorries arrived at Parliament Square, Westminster – just yards from Number 10 Downing Street.
‘Layer upon layer of administrative problems, resulting in queues, border refusals and utter confusion,’ says trade body.