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- 02/07/2019

Europe’s chemical industry unites in calling for Brexit deal

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As UK Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to meet European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the chemical industry right across Europe – one of the continents biggest sectors – has united in calling for both sides of the Brexit negotiations to secure an agreement.

British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) is welcomed by European commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) ahead to a meeting on Brexit in Brussels, on February 7, 2019. (Photo by Aris Oikonomou / AFP) (Photo credit should read ARIS OIKONOMOU/AFP/Getty Images)


In a joint statement the Director General of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), Marco Mensink and the Chief Executive of the Chemical Industries Association, Steve Elliott said “What our industry and the whole economy needs is an agreed Brexit deal. We hope these talks on Thursday 7 February can secure that outcome.

Businesses are increasingly preparing for a no-deal outcome with all the implications that has, for not just the UK, but for Europe as a whole. The deadline is fast approaching.

We hope the negotiators put the finishing touches to an agreement that commands support from within the UK and across Europe”.

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