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British Rubber & Polyurethane Products Association



Posted on 11 November 2019

With the passing of the 31 October deadline for leaving the EU and a General Election looming on 12 December one might be forgiven for feeling a sense of relief at not having to cope with the immediate threat of a no deal Brexit. But that possibility has only receded, not disappeared altogether. It remains the hope that some sort of withdrawal deal will have gone through by the end of the latest extension on 31 January 2020 but that is not a foregone conclusion, and, even if it does go through, it marks only the end of the beginning, not the end itself. The deadline for getting a full set of arrangements for the longer term remains 31 December 2020 – a mere 14 or so months away -and it will require a huge amount of hard work and a degree of focus and cooperation not apparent in recent months to get anywhere towards achieving it So keep you seat belts on. BRPPA stands ready to help in whatever way we can, whether it is in tracking and advising on the development of any new chemicals regulatory regime, the initiation of new third party trade deals or in helping companies to get to grips with questions of tariffs and rules of origin, whatever the wider trading environment we find ourselves in.