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Exporting my fish to China is easier than to France


A Scottish fisherman says it’s “cheaper and quicker” to export his shellfish to Asia than it is to France under post-Brexit rules.

Because the UK is out of the single market, British fish exports to Europe are now subject to new customs and veterinary checks.

Jamie McMillan says this means three hours of paperwork every morning to get his shellfish to the EU. He told BBC Panorama he had turned to Asian markets to keep his business afloat and save his employees’ jobs.

Watch his full story – alongside those of other businesses across the UK – on Brexit: Six Months On, BBC One, 19:35 on Monday, or via BBC iPlayer.

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