Red Tape
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British food businesses will likely give a sigh of relief as news emerges that the EU is to drop some of its more cumbersome red-tape. According to The Grocer, a private note sent by the European Commission confirmed plans to drop the need for UK business to provide Meursing codes. This “onerous” regulation requires exporters of manufactured foods, confectionary and pizza to calculate the exact percentages of ingredients in order to deduce payable tariffs. With 27 products subject to the system, and 504 possible recipes resulting in 13,608 different codes, no wonder they’re considered to have a “purely protectionist objective”.

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