Chemical makers criticise UK Brexit plan

London – The UK government is making the full transition to Brexit “unnecessarily complex,” according to the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) which represent chemicals and pharma manufacturing sector – the country’s largest exporter of manufactured goods with £50bn annual exports.

London-based CIA wants Westminster to retain existing membership of the single market and customs union, rather than pursue a “close association” with the customs union that still leaves key questions around regulatory continuity, tariff and non-tariff barrier impacts”.

While the government’s latest position would give flexibility to…

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