Some of the new checks on food and products of animal origin required as a result of Brexit are already leading to considerable red tape confusion and hold-ups for goods coming in through Dublin Port from the UK market.

While trade volumes coming in through Dublin Port have been noticeably low since the start of the new year, Government inspectors at the port report that they are already seeing a number of issues with goods being imported from the UK market, particularly in relation to sanitary or phytosanitary (SPS) checks on food and products of animal origin.