As you will be aware the UK may be leaving Europe on the 1st November 2019. As the situation with regard to there being a deal or no deal is unknown, our plan is as follows:
TFS have invested in additional ambient warehouse space, installed additional racking & reconfigured storage locations to create more space in our existing temperature controlled stores.
We have identified your most important product lines and have been building stock since August to increase our stock holdings in readiness for Brexit. We are utilizing our space to cover as many key lines for as long as is physically possible.
We have received statements from all our suppliers which identify our areas of main concern and where possible we have sourced alternatives from UK suppliers only.
Our commitment is to satisfy our loyal customer base and to assist them with their usual order requirements. If any disruption does occur, as a result of Brexit, we shall review all aspects of this process for as long as is necessary.
Tariffs, Duties & Currency Fluctuations
TFS have complied with government guidelines and set up systems, or where applicable employed an import agent, to ensure goods imported directly from Europe will have the requisite paperwork to reach our depots.
Tariffs and duties imposed by the government are still not clear and we have been informed these may change at any point. We understand protein/meat and dairy produce, including imported cheeses, are likely to be affected by between 0 and 24%. These costs will have to be considered in our pricing but hopefully we can suggest alternative tariff free products in some categories.
Currency may also be a factor in our pricing going forwards.
Please note that Total Foodservice Solutions Limited reserve the right to adjust their prices accordingly should there be any significant fluctuations in the above costs as a result of Brexit.