The logistics industry is preparing for Britain’s exit from the European Union on 31 December 2020.
David Wells, chief executive of trade association Logistics UK, met with EU Transition Minister Rachel Maclean to discuss Brexit preparations yesterday (3 December).
Their meeting took place at the new information and advice site at Hopwood Service Station, one of the many sites across the UK created to offer drivers of freight vehicles in-person advice on preparing for Brexit.
Wells said: “With exactly four weeks to go until the end of the Transition Period, this afternoon’s meeting was a good opportunity to engage with the Minister again and discuss our concerns around government and industry preparedness.
“Deal or no deal, any future trading arrangement with the EU will require much preparation by freight companies and their customers.”
He added: “Logistics UK is urging businesses involved in UK-EU supply chains to engage with the Information and Advice Sites to help them be as ready as they can.
“Information, including the Hauliers’ Handbook, is now available in many languages, so it is vital that each company in any supply chain has accessed the available information.”