LP Brussels Director Mark Watts was a top speaker at the European Logistics Association event last week on EU-UK trade.
It was attended virtually or viewed later by over 500 participants. The event was organised by the European Logistics Association (ELA), and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). ELA is a federation of 30 National Logistics Associations, covering almost every country in Europe and beyond. CILT is the recognised and Chartered professional body representing the transport and logistics industry across the world.
He spoke about the need across Europe for everyone involved in the supply chain to make a success of the new UK-EU Trade & Cooperation Agreement, and how by working together we can facilitate a positive interpretation, persuade EU partners and the UK to activate the provisions to facilitate more trade and travel, for example agreeing to the mutual recognition of professional qualifications, harmonisation of conformity assessments and facilitate greater freedoms for road and air transport.
He presented his simple 6 slide guide to the TCA (details on request) and urged industry to develop UK-EU ‘trade asks’.
The webinar can be viewed here.
Mark Watts is Director of LP Brussels and a former two-term Member of the European Parliament. He has been advising organisations and businesses on EU transport, energy and environment policy for over seventeen years. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He writes in a personal capacity.