Logistics in the dark re Brexit
The logistics sector is key to making Brexit work for the UK but can no longer be left to guess what it may have to do by the government, warns the Freight Transport Association.
“Simply saying things will be OK is no longer enough,” says FTA president Leigh Pomlett he continues. “Logistics wants Brexit to go well for the country, but needs the tools with which to facilitate a smooth departure from the EU for all British business.”
He adds that logistics companies are currently operating in the dark.
“Without knowing who we will be employing, how we will be crossing borders, what certifications and permits goods and vehicles will require in order to travel, business as we know it will be unable to continue.,” Pomlett warns. “The logistics industry will be the first part of the economy to encounter the realities of Brexit… and we want things to go smoothly, but we need more information about the trading conditions we are to expect once the UK leaves the EU.”
He adds, “There is no more time for political posturing – British business deserves clarity and progress to reinforce the nation’s trading position in a post-Brexit world.”