Brexit Update January 2019
18 January 2019
Further to our statement in November 2018, regarding our Brexit contingency planning.
As you are no doubt aware, on the 15th January 2019, MPs voted against Theresa May’s Brexit Deal, by a substantial majority, therefore, uncertainty remains regarding the UK’s framework for a Brexit deal with the EU Member Countries.
As we approach 29th March 2019, Evans Vanodine would like to provide an update on our planning and preparation for trading under the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) rules following a “no deal”.
We highlighted in our November communication that many of our key raw materials are supplied by companies based within EU member states. In anticipation of limited or delayed availability, leading up to and post-Brexit, we continue with ongoing reviews, internally and externally, along our supply chains with those suppliers to secure increased stock holding of these materials, where possible.
There may be potential key factors, which emerge from Brexit (such as border control and customs clearance delays, tariffs, etc), in addition to the ongoing raw material force majeures from the Summer of 2018, which may disrupt principal areas of the supply chain and are outside of our control.
In the event of The UK Government choosing to apply tariffs, in line with WTO rules, to EU sourced raw materials following Brexit, we will operate in line with government guidelines and applicable law. To facilitate the export of our products into the EU, either by ourselves or by our customers, we will continue to observe and comply with the relevant EU regulations following Brexit.
Evans Vanodine will continue to adjust their preparations to mitigate any potential impact on our operations and customer service level and will update you accordingly, as the Brexit negotiations continue.
Meanwhile, if you have any questions, please contact your regional area sales manager or Evans Distributor.
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