UK chemical makers to continue advising government on Brexit

London –  UK prime minister Theresa May’s 17 Jan announcement that the country will exit the EU single market and not pursue full membership of its ‘customs union’ has received a guarded welcome from the Chemical Industries Association (CIA).

The trade body for UK-based chemicals and pharmaceuticals makers has been in the vanguard of industry associations warning about the impact of a split from the EU on jobs and investment in the UK.

However, CIA chief executive Steve Elliott welcomed the government’s provision of details on its Brexit strategy and urged members to continue to make the case for the industry ahead of and during negotiations with…

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