Forwarders urge new government to deliver on election promises

Freight forwarders have called on the new government to deliver on election promises in regards to Brexit, the withdrawal agreement with the EU, and any future trade deal.
Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), said: “For the last three years, freight forwarding and logistics companies have done all they can to prepare for Brexit in the face of huge uncertainties.

“The mantra of the new Government has been ‘Get Brexit Done’ but that will only have any real meaning for BIFA members if the actual details of our future relationship with the EU are clear.

“That means providing them with assurances that they won’t face another no deal cliff-edge next year, nor a messy and disorderly exit from the EU.
“As the people who facilitate a significant proportion of the UK’s visible trade with the EU (and the rest of the world) they are looking for the Government to avoid a no-deal exit from the EU and deliver a smooth transition giving companies time to prepare.

“They are also looking for the new Government to push ahead with improvements to transport infrastructure, including the thorny issue of the expansion of capacity at Heathrow.

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