Trade Stats Vindicate RHA

THE RHA’s campaigning over delays at ports in January has been vindicated by the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics which show exports to the EU did fall by 40% in January. This is despite claims from the government that trade flows and exports were “near normal” and that customs issues were “teething troubles”.

Commenting, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said “Government tried to dismiss problems at the border. The picture is slowly improving as industry pulls out all the stops, but exports are still significantly down on the corresponding period in previous years.”

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