Brexit - how business gets ready
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Time and place:
|Date:||29 January 2019|
Parnassusstraat 19, 1050 Brussels
Next European Logistics Platform Dinner Debate
kindly hosted by
MEP Caroline Nagtegaal (ALDE)
Sebastiaan Scholte, CEO, De Rijk Logistics
Ian Howells, Senior Vice President, Honda Motor Europe
Marty van Pelt, Manager Business Relations & Communications, Portbase
UK Government Representative (tbc)
The members of the European Logistics Platform are delighted to invite you to a dinner debate during which business will present how they prepare themselves for a (no-deal) Brexit and what MEPs could do to support logistics’ efforts to address the challenges of a hard Brexit.
While the draft withdrawal agreement provides the basis for a 21-month transition period, during which the current trading and transport rules would essentially remain the same, such a transition will not happen if the withdrawal agreement is not ratified. Considering the ongoing political uncertainty in the UK, companies have to be prepared for all outcomes, incuding a no-deal or ’cliff-edge scenario’ in March 2019.
A ‘no deal’ Brexit would have important consequences in terms of market access conditions for transport operators, but also on the fluidity of traffic and robustness of supply chains. The contingency measures proposed by the European Commission to alleviate some of the negative consequences of a ‘no deal’ Brexit would help when adopted, but industry will still face significant challenges. All players in the supply chain, from importers and exporters, to forwarders, customs agents and transport operators, will need to collaborate and put in place robust plans to mitigate the impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on the transit of goods. The event will allow industry representatives to present what they are doing to rise to the challenge and what MEPs could do to support their efforts.
Members from across the European Parliament's committees and political groups, the European Commission and stakeholders are invited to join the debate on the 29th January.
Registration is possible below.