Blog: Prosecco exports to Britain fall as Brexit bites – The Times

Brexit has put the brakes on prosecco exports to Britain, but sales to other countries have risen. The UK has now slipped into second place, behind the US but ahead of Germany and France.

The number of bottles exported to Britain fell by 9 per cent in the first quarter of this year to 26 million, Coldiretti, a farmers’ association, said.

“The principal problems for people exporting to the United Kingdom concern customs procedures and increased transport costs due to delays and stepped up controls,” it said. “The situation risks encouraging the arrival of counterfeits and imitations, helped by deregulation, and it’s no accident that English pubs have been caught selling fake prosecco.”

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