Chemical industry bodies in the UK and EU have demanded more certainty over the fate of trade and regulation after Brexit to ensure continuity for business.
In a statement on Tuesday, the heads of the UK’s Chemical Industries Association and the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) said that regulatory consistency would be needed to uphold a level playing field on both sides of the Channel.
“Brexit without a new trade agreement between the UK and the European Union would be the worst possible outcome,” said the statement, which warned that one of the UK’s largest export industries faced severe disruption, compounded by the prospect of tariffs, limited access to skilled personnel and new customs procedures.
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