FTA welcomes Ulster trade plans

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the government’s approach to the Northern Ireland protocol paper, announced by Michael Gove on 20 May. It described it as “a welcome commitment by the government to the obligations it signed up to in the Northern Ireland protocol and its EU exit deal proposal.” FTA’s Northern Ireland policy manager, Seamus Leheny, said it was “ an encouraging step towards guaranteeing NI’s businesses unfettered access to ... [+]

UK publishes post-Brexit customs tariff – updated

The Department for International Trade has published an outline of the new UK Global Tariff under which it would trade with the rest of the world after Brexit, including tariff reductions on many goods. The draft free trade agreement envisages that they would be abolished on around £30 billion-worth of ... [+]

Brexit is threat to UK supply chain, says FTA

Lack of attention to detail could have a devastating effect on the UK’s highly interconnected supply chain and hamper future productivity and the economy, warnings Freight Transport Association policy director Elizabeth de Jong in its new policy blueprint, 'Keeping the UK and the EU Trading'. “While the UK is setting out ... [+]

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