No-deal Brexit: ‘Existing customs infrastructure won’t cope’

Roy Baker, IFL Director, on a no-deal Brexit

This week International Forwarding director Roy Baker spoke to Heart FM news about Brexit and the effect on the West Midlands freight and logistics industry – and the businesses who use them for importing and exporting their goods.

Please note: to support our customers through Brexit, we have put together a short guide to how we as a freight forwarder are dealing with Brexit – and how you can, too. Read it here: Brexit and IFL: a guide for freight and logistics customers.

You can hear the interview with Roy Baker on Heart FM radio in the West Midlands on this Twitter link. Here’s what he had to say:

“We are also increasing the amount of our warehousing space so we can offer our customers more facilities for buffer stocks. That really is about all we can do at the moment until we hear back from the politicians.

“If we do crash out it’s almost impossible to foretell what will happen. I can only think that some temporary arrangement will be made which will continue the status quo. We can only hope that, in the fullness of time, the politicians do come to a solution which we can all live with.

“In theory there should be customs control of all goods leaving the UK and coming in again but there is no way the existing infrastructure is going to cope with that.”

Further information

For further press enquiries or media comment on Brexit, please get in touch with Roy Baker, Director, IFL at roybaker@internationalforwarding.co.uk.

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