As it stands, and consistent with the clear views expressed currently by the majority of business leaders representing national and international enterprises based here in the UK, neither we, nor anyone else in the fresh food supply chain involving the supply of daily imported goods can speak with any cast-iron certainty as to how the physical movement and flow of goods might change in the future as a direct consequence of Brexit.

Until we know what the Brexit deal will be and therefore what Border controls will be implemented, if any, both we and our suppliers across the channel are continuing to operate on the basis that common-sense and logic will prevail and a soft-Brexit deal will ensure that there is no significantly detrimental change to the existing ‘free’ and continuous/fluid movement of goods across the UK’s borders.

A pallet of fresh red bell peppers.