As ‘Brexit Day’, 29 March 2019 looms, Ireland’s logistics industry is warning businesses to focus on preparedness for a potential “no deal” resolution to the ongoing negotiations.
After months of talks in Brussels, the Freight Transport Association of Ireland (FTAI), is urging its members, which are businesses responsible for the movement of goods and raw materials across the country, to the UK and the rest of Europe, to focus on the potential changes which could be required to trading relationships from March next year, “Fleet” informs.
“We are still nowhere near a meaningful agreement with the UK,” stated Aidan Flynn, FTAI’s General Manager, “which, in turn, leaves Irish businesses in a no-man’s land. It is vital for industry that some clarification on future trading positions are confirmed immediately, to provide the time to plan efficiently, but following meetings with the Task Force of Michel Barnier, and that of the EU, this week, it is clear that the mood has switched to one of action. This has been complemented with the publication by the EU Commission of its latest communique on preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, which rejects many of the UK’s White Paper recommendations.