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Gooner

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With Amazon, I assume it's just their existing stock, once that runs out.....

I buy a lot of Assos stuff, not sure if that will be affected as they're based in Switzerland.
I think Amazon just know how to import things from inside and outside the EU. There aren’t any UK tariffs or duties on clothing produced in the EU. Campagnolo manage to sell direct and via resellers to loads of countries outside the EU (eg Australia).

I expect they haven’t set up their direct sales operation with the new forms and procedures needed to export to the UK. On top of Brexit there are new VAT rules in the UK and EU. Lots of the shipping companies are the same. Fair enough, it is pretty unusual for a new trade deal to require more paperwork rather than less. They did have a year to prepare but I expect it will take another 6 - 12 months to settle down.

PS Looks like Assos are going to restart UK shipments on Jan 18th
 
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Gazcw

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Lobster, yes, initially, not sure about salmon, it appears shellfish have been excluded in the 'fisheries' deal.
But in the long run, if the lobster fishermen (and women) can't sell their product at a profit, they go bust. No one sells the product. We have to import. The price goes up.
Or.
Should the lobster fisherman/women want to stay in business, the price goes up.

Result for the consumer. Lose-lose in the long run.
We just need to be able to buy it instead of buying the same that has been imported!
 

2b1ask1

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We just need to be able to buy it instead of buying the same that has been imported!
We need to rediscover our domestic markets, shellfish/seafood is just a prime example, it is and always has been ridiculous that the UK exports almost all of the langoustine caught and yet we import frozen peeled prawns from halfway round the world! Mostly because people cannot imagine being even mildly adventurous in the kitchen. They will almost always buy battered cod in the chippy at a premium of several £ when there are many better fish available if they would try it.

I guess the same principles apply to the market in MAMIL's for their lycra fetish!
 

GeoffCapes

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We need to rediscover our domestic markets, shellfish/seafood is just a prime example, it is and always has been ridiculous that the UK exports almost all of the langoustine caught and yet we import frozen peeled prawns from halfway round the world! Mostly because people cannot imagine being even mildly adventurous in the kitchen. They will almost always buy battered cod in the chippy at a premium of several £ when there are many better fish available if they would try it.

I guess the same principles apply to the market in MAMIL's for their lycra fetish!
That won't take long then.......

How long did it take for curries to be a staple diet in this country?
By the time people open their eyes to the delights of shellfish, the shell fishermen and women will have gone out of business years before!

Who wants to pull apart a langoustine when they can have an already shelled prawn on their plate?

The government have made a major blunder not including the shell fish industry in the UK with the fisheries industry.
When you've got a fisheries minister not reading and voting for the deal Boris got, you've got a recipe for disaster.
She should be sacked.

She won't as that would be an admission of the government making a massive balls up.
 

Oneball

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That won't take long then.......

How long did it take for curries to be a staple diet in this country?
By the time people open their eyes to the delights of shellfish, the shell fishermen and women will have gone out of business years before!

Who wants to pull apart a langoustine when they can have an already shelled prawn on their plate?

The government have made a major blunder not including the shell fish industry in the UK with the fisheries industry.
When you've got a fisheries minister not reading and voting for the deal Boris got, you've got a recipe for disaster.
She should be sacked.

She won't as that would be an admission of the government making a massive balls up.
It’s the price that puts people off in the UK. The French are willing to pay more for better quality so we send ours there.
 

allandwf

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Adapt. It will happen, just business never likes change for whatever reason, cost and greed probably. Lets look forward to it. I try to buy British where I can, unless it's cars lol, although they were quite good a good few decades ago.
 

Gooner

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The fishmonger in our market has had some fabulous langoustine recently. I guess maybe this is why?

He had live lobster as well. I love lobster but never cooked it myself. Not sure of the best way but maybe it’s time I found out.