LONDON, Jun 20 (FAM) – As UK-EU Brexit negotiations finally get underway today, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has repeated its calls for the UK government to prioritise logistics and trade and to “keep an open mind in the talks to ensure freight can continue to move freely throughout Europe”.

Pauline Bastidon, FTA’s head of European policy, today said: “The government must not underestimate the impact of Brexit on the (logistics) industry if not managed carefully. Businesses run on predictability – anything that causes uncertainty creates problems in terms of operating, costing and forward planning. Leaving the EU without a deal and an agreement on a transitional period would be the worst possible scenario.