IES Brexit Statement
1st February 2020
The recent ratification of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, and the subsequent departure of the UK from the European Union (Friday, 31st January, 2020), may have raised some concerns. IES assures our clients, suppliers and stakeholders, that we expect Brexit to have no immediate impact on our provision of services; both in Europe and the rest of the world.
As a result of the official withdrawal, and the conclusion of the transition period (which will run until at least 31st December, 2020), we don’t foresee that our clients, suppliers and stakeholders will need to take any active steps pertaining to their relationship with IES.
Business as usual
While there are uncertainties as to the future implications of Brexit, we are mitigating any risk areas, so that we avoid or manage any disruption as a result of Brexit. We have examined all elements of our business and supply chain in order to minimise potential disruptions during, and following, the transition period.
As a freight forwarder and a customs agent, we are experienced and familiar with importation procedures. We are holding extra timber stock to counter any delays at ports where timber crates are used. As a global operator, we are accustomed to sending our service engineers to all continents, and have personnel based in EEC countries such as Germany, France and Spain; hence we expect Brexit to have no, or very little, impact on our deployment capabilities.
We are happy to confirm that our ability to maintain delivery of logistical and human resources will not be compromised in the post-Brexit environment.
For more information or if you have any questions regarding this matter, please call us on +44 (0)1179 380 600, or email us and we’ll get back to you.