Nikon’s U.K. website has announced that it has temporarily stopped taking orders from British customers as a result of issues caused by Brexit.
Nikon has not yet issued a press release but its website features several notices, one of which is across the top of its homepage and reads “Due to Brexit changes we are temporarily pausing shipping to the U.K."
Another explains that Nikon “will temporarily not be taking any new orders” while it adjusts to the new rules introduced as a result of the U.K.’s departure from the European Union.
Britain is currently adjusting to its new relationship with Europe having completed its departure from the E.U. on December 31. Government officials have assured citizens that any friction is temporary and will be resolved as companies create systems to manage the new paperwork required for moving goods in and out of the U.K. Many small and medium-sized businesses in the U.K. have experienced difficulties shipping their products to Europe and some have been advised by the U.K.'s Department for International Trade (DIT) to set up businesses within Europe to avoid further problems.
As reported by CNN Business, although its government continues to claim that the deal it reached with the E.U. will ultimately prove a success for the country, Britain is beginning to realize the consequences of its newly acquired status: rotting fish, red tape, and lost business.