Ceemet has been clear since the outset about our key priorities for the European Technology and Industry sector to ensure a smooth exit for the UK from the EU. This report explores four priorities providing background and setting our specific recommendations for the future relationship between the EU and the UK.
Ceemet will continue to press for a smooth and orderly Brexit, one that will deliver continued prosperity and investment in jobs alongside economic growth both across Europe and in the UK, it is in our mutual interest. Our sector’s key concerns are that we retain the tariff-free and as frictionless as possible movement of goods to and from Europe and a flexible approach to accessing labour. Furthermore, we must ensure a meaningful transitional period for as long as is necessary for the negotiations to conclude and ensure legal certainty, a stable and predictable legal framework for companies and avoiding a two-step adjustment.
Ceemet’s key priorities:
Maintain free and frictionless trade, avoiding tariff and non-tariff barriers to the movement of goods and services while ensuring the integrity of the Single Market;
Enable people to move freely across borders to support complex supply chains and address the sector’s skills gap;
Ensure a single regulatory environment, supported by mutual recognition and regulatory cooperation;
Consult industry to ensure negotiations deliver a deal which works for manufacturers across Europe and in the UK.