FTA to host 'prepare for Brexit' conference

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is to hold a one-day conference in December to help logistics business plan ahead for Brexit, irrespective of whether the UK leaves the EU abruptly, enters a deal-based transition or delays the decision.   

The FTA, which represents 17,000 logistics businesses in the UK, said the continuing uncertainty about what is going to happen to trading relations post Brexit has made it increasingly difficult for logistics businesses to plan ahead, and now time is running out fast.

In a recent FTA survey of transport operators, two-thirds of respondents admitted that they are not ready to deal with Brexit.

The 'Getting logistics ready for Brexit’ conference, which takes place on 19 December at the Amba Hotel Charing Cross in London, will provide a hands-on guide to Brexit planning for logistics businesses, focusing on the practical steps they can be taking.

FTA’s Head of European Policy and Brexit, Pauline Bastidon, who will be chairing the conference, said: “We will take the most important issues and examine what we know, what we don’t know, what the risk is, and what companies could and should do to be Brexit ready.

“Whether they are transporters of goods, freight forwarders, retailers or manufacturers who depend on the uninterrupted movement of goods, this timely conference will give businesses the knowledge and confidence to manage the risks across their business and supply chain.”

Issues to be covered include:

• De-risking international road haulage

• De-risking imports: UK customs and security procedures: the basics

• De-risking exports: EU customs and security procedures: the basics

• Customs and security made simple(r)

• Status of employees

• Trade with and within the island of Ireland

• 10 things you can do now to de-risk Brexit

For more information or to book a place, click here