The Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) has joined with 71 other trade associations, representing over 190,000 business, and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) to urge the government to reach a Brexit deal to ensure that the UK remains a key player in international trade.
Vicky Nuttall, GIMA Director said; “Time is of the essence now and businesses, particularly GIMA members, need clarity on the way ahead in order to be able to successfully manage the supply chain for next season, particularly when interest in gardening is at an all-time high.”
GIMA Transition Hub
GIMA has launched a Transition Hub, open to all businesses, that outlines all the government advice as we head towards January 1st 2021.
A checklist outlines the necessary ‘next steps’ for business covering topics such as importing and exporting, chemical regulations, workforce, access to R&D funding, energy, intellectual property and waste movement.
The Hub also connects readers with key organisations such as Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and the CBI, outlining the latest advice from these organisations including access to vital webinar sessions.
Import Trade Tariffs, Trade Continuity Agreements, and Product and Marking Certification are also key topics featured.
There is also a useful HTA resource at https://hta.org.uk/government/brexit.html for its members.