04 October 2017

EURIS welcomes the Chancellor’s comments about a flexible Brexit transition timeframe and reiterates the need for a 5 year interim period for product regulation


Following the Chancellor, Philip Hammond’s, interview on BBC Radio 4 this morning, the EURIS Task Force, an advisory body representing industrial product suppliers, welcomes the news that the Chancellor believes there’s room for “some flexibility” within the length of the Brexit transition period – and reiterates its call for a 5 year implementation period for technical regulations.

EURIS believes that a 5 year transition period for the full implementation of Brexit is necessary to minimise economic disruption to UK manufacturing companies as they adjust to life outside the EU. This extended period beyond March 2019, would allow industry to develop new relationships and solutions with respect to the comprehensive and complex nature of European legislation and related standards.

EURIS Chairman Dr Howard Porter said, “EURIS understands that a 5 year transition period would need to be agreed as part of the negotiations and would like to see the Prime Minister acknowledging the need for such a transition by including it in her Brexit strategy”.

Notes to Editors

  • The EURIS Taskforce is an advisory body representing industrial product suppliers covered by the Single Market and the supporting regulations and standards.
  • Members include industry trade associations BEAMA, GAMBICA, EAMA, REA, CESA, FETA, MTA and TechWorks, who between them represent over 3500 companies across electrotechncial, electronics, renewables and mechanical engineering products.
  • For further information about EURIS please contact Harriet Dyball on harriet@euristaskforce.org or visit www.euristaskforce.org