UK forwarders say avoid over complicated trade procedures following EU vote
24 / 06 / 2016
Freight forwarders are calling for the UK government to avoid implementing over complicated trade procedures following the country’s vote to leave the European Union.
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) pointed out that it is a neutral body but would support its members as forthcoming legislative changes become apparent between now and the day that the UK formally triggers the resignation process and the country’s exit becomes effective.
BIFA director general Robert Keen said: “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.”