Maritime UK: Maritime Sector Should Promote Its Priorities During Brexit Talks

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As negotiations begin on the UK’s departure from the European Union, Maritime UK reflected on the responsibility of the country’s maritime sector to promote its priorities during the talks.

Such priorities would ensure that nothing is “inadvertently given away or conceded as the negotiations progress,” according to David Dingle CBE, Chairman of Maritime UK.

“This includes telling government which elements of EU membership we need to maintain to enable us to continue to grow the sector, boost productivity, and deliver prosperity for all,” Dingle pointed out.

“These are the most critical set of negotiations in a lifetime. We want to see a Brexit deal that ensures the UK’s attractiveness as a place to do business, as a place to research, develop and innovate the cutting-edge maritime products and services of tomorrow, and a deal that capitalises upon new freedoms to back British industry,” he said.

Dingle stressed that the UK needs free trade with Europe as well as the rest of the world, which would enable the maritime sector to play its role in facilitating UK global trade.

“A cross-party agreement on Brexit would be a powerful tool to demonstrate a united front in the negotiations. Negotiating such an agreement would mean that the final deal had the widespread support of the British people, and more likely be signed off by Parliament,” Dingle commented, adding that partners in negotiations would take these talks more seriously, allowing the industry to get on with its job.

“Over the coming weeks and months, the government must demonstrate how it is working to address the everyday considerations of industry and the wider economy – who we recruit, whether goods will be stopped at borders, and whether we will have extra costs to deal with,” Dingle concluded.

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