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BPA reacts to Prime Minister’s Brexit Speech

Following the Prime Minister’s Brexit address in Florence today in which she set out the UK’s Brexit negotiation priorities, the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne, said that trade facilitation must be given a higher priority in the UK Government’s negotiating position. In her speech Theresa May attempted to break the negotiation deadlock by committing the UK to making financial contributions to the EU up until the conclusion of any implementation period but not beyond.