The European Commission has proposed a “bare bones” arrangement which would allow UK hauliers to carry goods into the EU from 29 March to 31 December.
The Road Haulage Association welcomes the support of other EU countries. “This isn’t about benefits, it’s about maintaining a stable economy on both sides of the Channel – not just with France but with the other EU members states who rely on an efficient cross-border network,” said RHA chief executive Richard Burnett.
“We are extremely concerned that if we leave the EU without a deal there is no guarantee that there will be a transition period. The arrangement proposed by the European Commission would at least give businesses an extra nine months to put in place the new processes and procedures which are vital to their existence.”
“While not perfect, it’s certainly a temporary solution,” he concluded.