We are pleased to inform you that we have shared BusinessEurope’s letter on shortcomings in EU contingency measures with Brexit Chief Negotiator Barnier, the European Council President, the Finnish Presidency of the Council as well as the President of the Commission today. The letter has also been sent to COREPER. It will be published on BusinessEurope’s website shortly, so members are free to share it with their contacts.
Moreover, we would like to inform you that the UK government has today published an update to the UK’s temporary tariff regime if we leave the EU without a deal. Compared to the version published in March, three main amendments have been made:
- lower tariffs on Heavy Goods Vehicles entering the UK market, striking a better balance between the needs of British producers and the SMEs that make up the UK haulage industry, ensuring that crucial fleet replacement programmes that help to lower carbon emissions can continue
- adjust tariffs on bioethanol to retain support for UK producers, as the supply of this fuel is important to critical national infrastructure
- apply tariffs to additional clothing products to ensure the preferential access to the UK market currently available to developing countries (compared to other countries) is maintained