Negotiations about the UK’s departure from the EU have begun in earnest. What form the future arrangements with the EU will take represents a great deal of uncertainty for businesses, but it also offers opportunities. With nothing currently set in stone now is the time to try to influence the shape of the deal. 

I have already been involved in discussions with key Government departments about what our industry would want to see in any deal, based on the two key areas: the need to avoid over-regulating livestock imports, and creating an environment where UK businesses can compete effectively with overseas competitors.

We have set out our position in more depth but this is a constantly evolving situation so it remains important for OATA members to continue to let me know about what concerns you and what you would like to see in the deal, be it in relation to border controls, tariffs, deregulation, or anything else. This is an important time for us all and an opportunity not to be missed so I would encourage you to complete our survey.   This will help us to refine our messages througout the Brexit negotiations.
Dominic Whitmee
OATA Chief Executive

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* 2. What do you want to see in the deal?

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* 3. What do you not want to see in the deal?

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* 4. Any other comments