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. James Hookham, deputy CEO at the FTA, said that leaving the customs union “threatens the imposition of tariffs, border checks, Customs declarations and huge amounts of bureaucracy” for logistics firms and their customers that trade in the EU. “Negotiating a replacement […]
Around 34% of transport managers intend to quit within five years, a new survey from the FTA has found.
Any introduction of tariffs, quotas and new customs clearances at UK ports after the UK leaves the EU could cause “significant difficulties” for the supply chain, an influential group of MPs have been told.
However hard or soft Brexit turns out to be in March 2019, the uncertainty the government’s handling of the process has created is already damaging the UK truck market.