Brexit extension request from UK logistics groups
Original article is dated 25 March 2020
An update was posted here on 27 March 2020
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is seeking an extension to the Brexit transition period. In it’s 25 March Press Release It says focus must be on the UK supply chain arguing the industry lacks capacity to prepare for changes needed by the 31 December 2020 deadline. BIFA have now added their voice. See the updated article here
The FTA says this is not about the merits of Brexit but about allowing hauliers to concentrate on the serious supply chain issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that are confronting members. Members do not have have “capacity available to plan the major structural changes needed to implement a successful departure from the EU”
Brexit has understandably been off the agenda in recent weeks. Peter Foster, former Telegraph Brexit writer suggests EU Exit preparation is “in limbo, destination unknown”, with the government machinery suspended until further notice.
Read the full FTA press release here