UKWA welcomes ‘eleventh hour’ Brexit deal

December 24, 2020

The UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) has welcomed the news of the UK-EU Trade Agreement announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson today (24th December 2020).

CEO Peter Ward commented, “The conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement is good news indeed and a better outcome than we might have expected given the impasse of recent days. However, as usual, the devil is in the detail and, most importantly, the agreement doesn’t alter the fact that the UK is no  longer in the Customs Union, so export/import businesses will still need to prepare for the momentous changes ahead.

The Prime Minister has also reiterated his commitment to establishing Freeports across the nation. We look forward to working with the government on this and to supporting our members in taking full advantage of this opportunity.

Now is the time to move forward. This is an exciting period for the logistics industry, with the explosion of e-commerce and rising demand for warehousing services, and UKWA stands ready to play its part as we move into this brave new world.”