September 28, 2018
The British Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania was inviting to a Business Breakfast and Panel discussion on ‘Brexit: a ‘no deal’ scenario & the possible impact for companies within the supply chain’,
that was held at the British Embassy Vilnius.
A scenario in which the UK leaves the EU without agreement (a ‘no deal’ scenario) remains unlikely given the mutual interests of the UK and the EU in securing a negotiated outcome. It has always been the case that as we get nearer to March 2019, preparations for a ‘no deal’ scenario would have to be accelerated. Such an acceleration does not reflect an increased likelihood of a ‘no deal’ outcome. Rather it is about ensuring our plans are in place in the unlikely scenario that they need to be relied upon.
While Europe’s media follow the Brexit debate closely, most logistic companies displayed a lack of concern about the impact of Brexit upon their own country’s national interests. A serious test for UK business exporting unless an agreement on the British withdrawal from the European Union (EU) is reached by mid-November.
The aim was to bring the logistics and manufacturing companies for an open discussion together. Special thanks to Laura Cereskaite for leading the Panel, and to our speakers: Lars Thorsen, Paul Iredale, Neila Šveikauskaitė, Inesa Šimkevičienė, Robert Moores and to her Majesty’s Ambassador Claire Lawrence.
Photographer: Ugnius Naudžius
Media Coverage in Verslo Žinios
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