The importance of the chemicals industry to the UK economy and the extent to which it is integrated into European markets, whether through trade, supply chains, regulation, or R&D, means that the UK government must deliver a Brexit that minimizes disruption and ensures the best possible outcomes for the sector. There has to be clarity as early as possible over what the trading relationship with the EU27 will be, with the emphasis on tariff-free access to the single market and no customs barriers. In regulatory terms, the industry needs continuity and consistency, and REACH in particular has to be a priority. And to continue to grow and compete globally, the sector must have access to skilled labour. “Making Brexit work for the Chemical Industry” has been published today by the Chemical Industries Association in partnership with Squire Patton Boggs, and is a guide about Brexit and the future for the chemicals industry.
*This guide was produced in partnership with the Chemical Industries Association and includes contributions from Darren Warbuton, David Gordon, Anita Lloyd, Ken Huestebeck, Annabel Mace and Aline Doussin.