What is Brexit?
Article 50 is a plan for any country that wishes to exit the European Union. It was created as part of the Treaty of Lisbon - an agreement signed-up to by all EU states which became law in 2009. Before that treaty there was no formal mechanism for a country to leave the EU.
Following the triggering of Article 50, the UK and European Union are now in a two-year negotiation period to agree the terms and implications of Brexit.
What are we doing to mitigate risk?
Kuehne + Nagel has taken key experts from within our business across Airfreight, Overland, Seafreight, Contract Logistics, Customs and Compliance, Human Resources, Legal and Sales to form a steering committee to guide both our Customers and our business moving forward.
The team is driving discussions with Government bodies such as HM Revenue & Customs in addition to industry bodies in a truly collaborative approach.
The team has three main work streams:
- Our customers; to bring industry knowledge through a closer relationship and support the transition when the UK leaves the EU and beyond. In parallel, we will organise customer forums together with industry leaders to keep all stakeholders involved.
- Our colleagues; to inform, support and guide our people on potential requirements and to continue to invest in them.
- Our suppliers; to continue developing partnerships for a mutually beneficial outlook.
How to stay connected with us
We welcome the opportunity to engage with you and your business to review any opportunities you would like to explore or concerns you have about the future of your supply chain.
With trusted industry experts, we are able to position ourselves as the go-to people, who are reliable and best-in-class partners.
To find out more about the latest development and our approach to Brexit, reach out to your local Sales contact or directly to the Brexit team.
Contact the Brexit team here.