New Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stated clearly that the UK will leave the European Union on 31 October 2019 – with or without a deal. Yet for logistics operators, there are still many questions unanswered, or working practices which will require clarification in order to ensure the seamless movement of goods and services domestically and internationally. With less than 70 days to go until the UK’s departure, FTA’s new Brexit Readiness event will cover all the actions which logistics operators need to consider before the UK leaves the EU.
FTA’s Brexit Readiness Conference, sponsored by Port of Dover, will be held at the Amba Hotel, London Charing Cross on Friday 4 October – and with the Conservative Party Conference taking place in the same week, attendees will be able to react to the most up to date policy announcements from government.
Chairing the event will be FTA’s Deputy Chief Executive and Brexit lead, James Hookham, who said: “If the UK leaves the European Union without a deal, it will be vital for the logistics industry to be prepared to ensure Britain is able to keep trading. The FTA wants to ensure businesses have the information they need to be able to react to new trading conditions and ensure that the logistics sector continues to deliver for its customers.”
Also joining Hookham in presenting at the event will be Pauline Bastidon, FTA’s Head of Global and European Policy, and Seamus Leheny, FTA’s Policy Manager for Northern Ireland, as well as other representatives of FTA’s expert Brexit team, ensuring comprehensive coverage on the topics of the Dover-Calais, Irish and North Sea borders and ports, as well as customs and taxation queries, staffing issues and other key elements of the logistics mix. Other sessions will cover off phytosanitary check requirements and other standards required of those trading with the EU and beyond.
Whether a shipper, haulier or forwarder operating outside the UK or involved in EU trade, this exclusive one day conference will cater for all areas of the logistics industry and the processes and procedures in the supply chain affected by the UK’s departure from the EU. With so little time left for the logistics sector to react to a different trading world, it is vital that business takes the time to prepare as effectively as possible to protect the UK’s interdependent supply chain – for all these organisations, this is a must-attend event.