FTA Brexit Digest: Your update on the latest developments

Monday 25 March 2019

FTA’s Brexit Digest, a weekly bulletin distributed to FTA’s Brexit Essential Service subscribers, provides an update on the latest political and operational developments to help businesses best plan for the future. Covering topics such as EU no-deal contingency measures, customs facilitations, state of play and the government's next steps, the bulletin – available to all FTA members free of charge – is circulated every Monday. 

With much still to confirm, FTA is committed to keeping members updated on policy and political developments and how discussions in Brussels and the Houses of Parliament will affect the logistics sector. This week's digest starts with editorial message from Pauline Bastidon, FTA's Head of Global & European Policy: 

"In these troubled times, it is becoming more and more difficult to follow the progress of the Brexit process and plan with any degree of clarity. What we know after last week is that the UK will no longer leave the EU on 29 March, but has secured an extension of the Article 50 process until at least 12 April. This will buy industry an additional couple of weeks to address remaining weak points and improve their degree of preparedness. Other developments are not out of the question and the planned meaningful vote due to take place tomorrow, Tuesday 26 March, (pending confirmation) could have a more positive result than expected, but in the face of uncertainty, preparing for the most challenging outcome (a no-deal exit on 12 April) is the best recommendation we can give you. You will find in this edition further practical information to support you in your preparedness efforts. You are also warmly encouraged to register to follow our latest Brexit web briefing on Thursday to get a more detailed update and the chance to ask more specific questions to our Brexit team. No matter what the decision of politicians, you can feel confident that we will continue to do all we can to support you and help you get ready."

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