CEEMET the European employers’ organisation representing 200,000 companies of the metal, engineering and technology-based industries, has called the EU Council of ministers and UK to ensure that a meaningful transition agreement is achieved before the end of the year, to avoid damaging complex and integrated supply chains and export activity.
The UK logistics industry is ready to work closely with the government to ensure post-Brexit customers procedures don’t “stifle supply chain efficiency”, said UKWA chief Peter Ward at its annual parliamentary lunch.
BIFA is calling on its members to take part in a survey which is designed to “gain a better understanding of the scale of potential Customs procedure training that will be required post-Brexit within the freight forwarding sector.”
It is imperative the arrangements involving the passage of goods are given urgent priority by the Brexit negotiation teams, the FTA has said.
Almost one in eight retailers have raised prices since the Brexit vote and rising employment costs could drive further price rises, the British Retail Consortium revealed this week.