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Europa boss hails Boris landslide

[ December 16, 2019   //   ]

Europa Worldwide Group managing director Andrew Baxter, says he is delighted with the result of the recent general election, which sees the Conservatives and Boris Johnson in power with a commanding majority.

Mr Baxter, who publicly supported the Leave campaign in the referendum, said: “I am delighted with the result – with Boris Johnson now having the clear majority to follow through and deliver Brexit, we believe it gives a much clearer direction.  The result has created a certainty for customers in the sense we know Britain is going to leave the EU, although the exact timing is currently unclear, but most importantly it removes the uncertainty of a second referendum.”

He is also optimistic that the Government will be able to negotiate a clear trade agreement with the EU “and give sensible notice to operators in relation to both the customs arrangements that will be in place and the level of tariffs that will apply”.

However, there remains the question of the exact timing of the UK’s departure from the customs union. However, said Baxter: “As far as we are concerned, providing we have reasonable notice of the processes and tariffs and the implementation date then we are very confident that we can deliver a smooth transition for our customers.”

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