UK steel industry raises ‘major concerns’ on readiness for no-deal Brexit

The UK steel industry has raised several concerns over the implications of a “no-deal” Brexit scenario, industry group UK Steel said in a briefing paper released last week.

A no-deal Brexit would mean that the UK “leaves the European Union and all related agreements and bodies at 11pm on March 29, 2019,” UK Steel said.
There would be no transition period for leaving the trade bloc, and no preferential tariffs in place, but there would be a potential divergence in regulatory standards between the UK and the EU.
The UK voted in a referendum to leave the EU on June 23, 2016.

“Any gap in the coverage of necessary [trade defense] measures would very quickly be taken advantage of by foreign exporters, and would undermine the UK steel sector...

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Viral Shah

August 16, 2018

13:12 GMT

London