After the EU agreed to grant the UK more time to complete a Brexit deal (until October 31 of this year) various media reports have indicated the government is preparing to stand down its no deal preparations.
The decreasing likelihood of a no deal Brexit is obviously hugely welcome news for packaging manufacturers and their clients, both of whom have long held concerns about the potential knock-on effect of a chaotic EU exit on the UK’s economic prospects and indeed ability to continue trading freely with EU markets. The receding threat of no deal is especially welcome for timber packaging specifiers, who were facing the prospect of having to solely use ISPM15 compliant packaging, to mitigate the very real risk of their products being held up at EU borders in the event of no deal.
While a no deal exit is now significantly less likely, it should however be remembered that there are still huge uncertainties surrounding the whole Brexit process, with no deal still a possibility. As such we will continue to keep clients updated on the process and the potential impact on their operations. In the meantime, we continue to adopt a business as usual approach, providing customers with the first class products and services they have have come to expect from us.