Failure to ensure fluid cross-border trade post-Brexit will be “catastrophic” for UK business, the RHA warned this week. Responding to EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier’s claim that “frictionless trade” will not be possible after Brexit, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “Any reduction in service levels through supply chains will be catastrophic and punishing for business and trade. “Businesses need to know that they can get the goods they need, when they need them. Any uncertainty over transit times, through […]
After the Conservative party fell eight seats short of an overall majority, resulting in a hung parliament in the general election, the FTA has called for a new government to review its decision to leave the EU customs union.
The RHA has warned that leaving the European single market and the European Union Customs Union “will inevitably add a degree of administrative cost” to UK operators and could slow down the supply chain.
Hauliers in Northern and Southern Ireland have expressed concern over customs tariffs and border controls springing up after Brexit, warning that costs must increase to mitigate the effects.