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More scaremongering! The operative word is “could” the fees are levied on the seller not the customer so only if the vender decides to pass these charges on will you have to pay extra. The answer is don’t buy from them if the choose t do this ! Typical reporting by journalists who always have a half empty cup.
 

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Please mods move this into off topic 2. We don't need yet another Jacob soap box post.
 

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Much of this isn't political, though. For a goodly part of this year we've struggled getting structural timber (C24 graded softwoods, source in Russia and Finland, graded in Germany) and plywood (Finland, Russia and China) onto site in a timely manner (bearing on mind that a typical drop for us is £5k and upwards). The merchants have been experiencing longer and longer delays getting stuff off the docks due to additional delays in clearance, and that's before you factor in lack of HGV drivers having an effect on delivery. For more than 40 years the supply chain in the UK has been dependent on just in time deliveries from Europe using ever increasing numbers volume of cheap labour from Eastern Europe to drive the trucks. I know that there are other factors at play here (and I'm not talking about cost), but it certsinly looks like the construction industry supply chain system is broken. It isn't alone. That isn't politics, it's fact
 

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The majority of the participants in this thread have not requested access to the OT II forum, so the next best solution is to close the thread and let it slide into oblivion.
 
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