15 March 2018

EURIS welcomes David Davis’ commitment to securing a deal but reiterates importance of post Brexit Industry-Government liaison body


Responding to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union’s comments on Newsnight last night, the EURIS Task Force welcomes his commitment to securing progress at this month’s Brussels summit but reiterates the importance of a post Brexit Industry-Government liaison body – in lieu of a lengthy transition period.

Dr Howard Porter, EURIS Chair, said, “Given the likely reduced length of the UK’s transition period, EURIS believes it is more important than ever that Government works with industry to create a post Brexit Industry and Government liaison body. This body should, we suggest, have the specific remit of confirming and recommending for adoption aspects of future European legislation that specifically impact on the industrial product supply sector”.

Steve Brambley, EURIS Vice-Chair, added, “The industrial product supply industry operates in long-term, multi-stage cycles for both regulation and product design. Establishing a post Brexit Industry-Government liaison body with a focus on regulation would enable industry to continue to place products on the market and remain competitive”.