Too soon to start speculating on UK-EU trade procedures, say British freight forwarders
Following today’s announcement that the UK will be leaving the European Union, the trade association that represents UK freight forwarders says in the run up to that exit it will campaign to ensure that the movement of the UK’s visible import and export trade does not become overburdened by over complicated trade procedures.
British International Freight Association (BIFA) Director General, Robert Keen says: “BIFA is a neutral body and will now be looking at the ways in which we can support our members as the forthcoming legislative changes become apparent between now, the day that the UK formally triggers the resignation process and the date the country’s exit becomes effective.
“Today the UK is still a member of the EU and it is too soon to start speculation on the outcome of two years plus of negotiations regarding trade deals and movement of goods.
“We will be making sure that those undertaking the negotiations recognise the fundamental role that our members’ freight forwarding services, including customs processing, play in underpinning the movement of the UK’s visible trade with Europe.”