With Brexit holding uncertainty about what will happen to our trade boarders, the government are preparing for ration space on ferries that carry ‘virtual supplies’, such as medicines, to the UK.
At the moment, the UK imports around 30% of its food from the EU. Foods that are grown abroad, such as fruit and vegetables stand in this figure. Should the action of a ration have to take place, delicate foods such as salad leaves and soft fruits may be prone to perishing during its transport to the UK shops.
It is recognised that the government is working closely with trade partners and future plans in order to prepare for Brexit’s outcome as much as possible.