EC Proposes Haulage Breathing Space

A PROPOSAL from the European Commission to modify the end date of its contingency measures on road haulage and aviation would give UK logistics operators welcome breathing space as they continue their Brexit preparations, according to FTA.

But with both proposals only providing extended access to the EU transport market for an additional seven months (road until end July 2020 and aviation until 24 October 2020), and yet to be adopted into law, operators undertaking business planning for the year ahead still face uncertainty as they look to secure the stability of the UK’s supply chain.

‘The news from the European Commission is welcome,’ says Pauline Bastidon, FTA’s head of European policy, ‘as it eases some of the anxieties of UK road and air freight operators, who had been left to wonder whether they could still deliver goods to and from the EU after the end of the year. The proposal is a positive signal and we urge the European Parliament and member states to adopt it as quickly as possible.’

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