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40,000 Lemons Missing: U.K. Port Chaos Upends Brexit Planning

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British Ports Wait for France to Re-Open Trade Routes
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In 2019, Nimisha Raja’s Brexit headache was a 24-tonne mountain of beetroot. This year, it’s a hunt for 40,000 lemons.

Raja, chief executive of snack producer Nim’s Fruit Crisps, was trying to stockpile to ensure she could fill orders in January without disruption. Instead, like other companies trying to do the same, her plans were completely upended. Delays because of delivery volumes were then compounded after a mutant strain of Covid-19 prompted France to shut down truck travel across the Channel.