German booksellers concerned by UK import delays

German booksellers concerned by UK import delays

Three months after the post-Brexit transition period ended on 31st December, wholesalers and booksellers in Germany, one of the largest book export markets on the continent, have joined British publishers in concerns about delays and rising costs hitting the trade since the UK became a third-country trade partner.

Karin Simon from book importer Petersen Buchimport said she saw signs that the situation is slowly improving, “with orders finally beginning to arrive at more regular intervals”, but said business is still not running as smoothly as she would like. Deliveries to the Hamburg-based...

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