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Irish logistics will need Brexit help, says FTAI

[ October 30, 2017   //   ]

Ireland will need assistance to ensure that infrastructure such as ports will be robust enough to cope with the new rules on trade and customs, an FTA Ireland delegation told  representatives from Michel Barnier’s Task Force 50 negotiation team in Brussels on 25 October.

The comments came at a round table meeting to present concerns about the implications of Brexit, and the specific challenges for Ireland.

FTAI said that adequate funding must be made available for the industry to upskill the workforce to deal with new trading conditions and regulatory requirements.

FTAI warned that problems such as customs handling and access to the market for trucks are only part of the issue.

FTAI will be hosting a seminar on 20 November 2017 at Croke Park entitled “Brexit – the future implications for Ireland/UK trade.”  Speakers will include Aidan Gough from InterTradeIreland on the issues that will impact trade on the island of Ireland and Leigh Pomlett, executive director of Ceva Logistics, who will give an verview of the implications of Brexit on his business – www.ftai.ie

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