Several delegates from Neptune Shipping Agency LTD recently attended a BIFA forum to advise on the current state of affairs and what BIFA hope to see being discussed and agreed in regards to our Industry. This article will provide a summary of this meeting and aim to answer some questions which are looming in the face of Article 50 being triggered and declaring the intention of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union (EU) on 29th March 2019.
What has been made clear to us is that the entire process is far more complex than was initially believed on 23rd June 2016. BIFA believes that, at least in the short term, the UK will encounter difficulties from both a Customs and Trade perspective. Whilst an economical solution is the ideal resolution to any potential difficulties encountered relating to Customs and Trade, BIFA believes this will be resolved on a political platform.