Logistics

Majority of CILT members ‘concerned’ over transition period ending

The majority of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) members are “concerned” about the UK’s transition period, from leaving the EU, coming to an end.

Some 82% of CILT members who are involved in the movement of goods in and out of the EU are concerned – 44% are greatly concerned – about the transition period ending on 31 December 2020.

Around 79% of respondents believe their organisation is at least moderately prepared for the end of the transition period.

However, 31% of respondents said they had made little or no progress with regards to EU exit preparations since the start of the 2020.

Kevin Richardson, chief executive of CILT UK, said: “This remains an uncertain time for UK traders, importers and exporters. The results of this survey show that there is still more to be done to ensure the UK’s supply chains are prepared for the end of the transition period.

“We encourage all of our members to take the necessary action to ensure that frictionless trade with the EU continues in the New Year and we will continue to work with government to advise and guide it on how its decisions will impact our profession.”

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