Export delays and cost hikes continue to hit trade with Europe

Export delays and cost hikes continue to hit trade with Europe

The trade is continuing to face lengthy delays exporting books to Europe following the end of the post-Brexit transition period, with Amazon understood to have made changes to its purchasing to mitigate the issue.

With an increase in customs clearing paperwork affecting both delivery times and costs, some publishers have been encouraged to print more in Europe to cut down on lead times to serve EU export markets. 

Meanwhile a number of publishers have told The Bookseller EU business is being currently rerouted through Amazon.co.uk temporarily to expedite deliveries. Amazon has declined to...

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