Ireland and NI trade 'scrambling' over Brexit delays as Christmas approaches

Ireland and NI trade 'scrambling' over Brexit delays as Christmas approaches

Members of the Irish and Northern Irish book trade are “scrambling” to deal with paper sourcing, increased costs and distribution delays, with one retailer warning the effects of Brexit could hit the Christmas market.

Brexit red tape, in particular customs charges, are continuing to beleaguer presses, some of which are seeing additional costs of up to £80 a delivery on delayed items. Freight and distribution issues, which are causing lengthy delays to outgoing physical deliveries and partly driven by the pandemic, continue to impact publishers and booksellers alike.

Irish booksellers are ...

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