06 November 2017

EURIS welcomes Prime Minister’s commitment to Brexit implementation period but reiterates need for five-year transition period for product regulation


Further to the Prime Minister’s speech this morning at the 2017 CBI conference, the EURIS Taskforce welcomes both her commitment to a Brexit implementation period and her acknowledgement of this being “crucial to our future success”. The Taskforce however reiterates the call for a five-year implementation period for technical regulations.

EURIS believes that a five-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 keep existing EU customers and give manufacturers time to develop new relationships and solutions with respect to the comprehensive and complex nature of European legislation and related standards

EURIS Vice-Chairman Steve Brambley said, “A five-year implementation period for Brexit is vital for the industrial product supply industry, as the sector, which represents around 25% of the UK manufacturing industry, operates in long-term, multi-stage cycles for both regulation and product design. A five-year implementation period is essential to enable our industry to place products on the market and remain competitive”.