Pan-European call for Brexit deal
The International Road Union (IRU) and 32 transport business groups and road transport associations from across Europe call on EU and UK negotiators to reach a Brexit deal for the sake of consumers and the economy.
In an open letter to Michel Barnier and David Frost coordinated by IRU, the signatories called on both parties to reach a deal protecting the ongoing movement of heavy goods vehicles between the EU and UK, as well as allowing transit through their respective territories without the introduction of haulage permits and quota systems.
A free trade agreement between the two sides would protect supply chains and support economies, IRU said. Each year more than 2.3 million trucks travel between the UK and EU.(ben)