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Concerned: Thompson’s Tea joint managing directors Ross and David Thompson

Concerned: Thompson’s Tea joint managing directors Ross and David Thompson

Concerned: Thompson’s Tea joint managing directors Ross and David Thompson

Tea companies here say they are braced for Brexit bureaucracy and supply problems at ports, which one warned could result in rising consumer prices.

Thompson's Tea and SD Bell's, family firms founded in the nineteenth century, bring in raw materials from Great Britain and overseas.

Under the terms of the Northern Ireland Protocol, from January 1 they will have to complete customs declarations for goods imported from Great Britain.


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