Sunday 26th May 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

RHA cautious on EU access plan

The Road Haulage Association, has given a cautious welcome to EU proposals to give UK hauliers temporary access to European market without ECMT permits in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The plan is the result of a provisional agreement between the European Parliament and the member states.

“The key word here is temporary,” said chief executive Richard Burnett. “Of course, it will help international operators until the end of 2019 but what happens then?

“Traders and operators have been failed by the appalling lack of comprehensive and complete information needed to cross the border in the event of no-deal. It is simply unacceptable to blame industry for a lack of preparation as we are starting to see from some parts of government, when government themselves have failed to provide a workable border system.”

 

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