27 July 2020
RIA has published its key trade asks for the rail supply community as the UK looks to develop an independent trade policy post the EU-transition period:
- Rail to continue to be included in the negotiation of free trade deals – UK rail exports are a real growth opportunity;
- Access to an appropriately skilled workforce and mobility for skilled UK workers, at all levels, to enable the UK to compete globally;
- Consistent application of standards with mutual recognition/equivalence and non-discrimination as core principles in all trade agreements; and
- Smooth cross border trade rules – which minimise cost and delay, and avoid trade distortionary tariffs as much as possible.