In late June, the UK Customs and the UK Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) conducted a strict inspection of a large number of e-cigarette products at Heathrow Airport (LHR airport). On July 14, the two supremacists interviewed a number of freight forwarding industry practitioners to understand the progress and follow-up of this incident.
According to several people familiar with the matter, the inspections are longer and more stringent than in previous years, and as a result many freight forwarders have suspended operations in the UK. A small number of forwarders who continue to ship goods to the UK have increased their freight rates, but others say they are still operating normally and have not increased their freight rates.
One of the people said that in addition to Heathrow airport, other airports have carried out similar checks, but Heathrow airport’s inspection is the most stringent, once found a large number of electronic cigarette products, they are directly confiscated.