Companies must step up their preparations for a no-deal Brexit following the change of prime minister, the Freight Transport Association has warned.
It highlighted the fact that Boris Johnson has made it clear that the UK will leave the European Union on 31st October 2019 whether there is a deal or not. Deputy chief executive James Hookham adds: “Logistics businesses need to take the prospect of a No Deal Brexit seriously, and speed up any preparations which can be made. While there are still areas of uncertainty for those tasked with moving goods and services between the UK and Europe, most of the requirements that will kick in in the event of No Deal have now been published and are freely available."
All temporary easements and contingency measures to keep trading links open will expire shortly after 31st October and the FTA wants the government to prioritise extending or re-establishing the necessary measures to ensure that trade can continue to flow freely to and from British industry. The association has written to Michael Gove, who is responsible for coordinating No Deal preparations, to urge rapid completion of the outstanding procedures and extension of the concessions.
Reporting from a neutral position, we at Universe Logistics remain agile for further updates on Brexit negotiations, and continue to support our customers with necessary transitional procedures to prevent any impact on their businesses.
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