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Logistics crucial to the UK’s future success, says minister

Logistics will play a crucial role in the UK’s future success, according to the Rt Hon David Jones MP.
Speaking at the “Keep Britain Trading” conference, hosted by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), this week the Minister for the Department for Exiting the European Union emphasised the importance of a flourishing logistics industry in ensuring that the government’s objective – to establish frictionless cross-border trade – can be achieved.

He claimed that establishing strong global trading relationships, and maintaining the UK’s ability to deliver goods on time to customers all over the world, are cornerstones of the government’s vision for a stronger, more successful nation post-Brexit.

He said the role of the logistics industry was vital in ensuring that the nation’s trading partners understand that the UK will still be open for business post-Brexit and is committed to the continued growth of all the country’s trading relationships.

FTA deputy chief executive James Hookham, said: “The UK’s prosperity has been established on long term trading partnerships, and it is vital that effective, efficient logistics remain in place to assist in maintaining the country’s position as a global leader in free trade,” he said.

“We have a huge opportunity for Britain to carve out a new role in the world, and to be a stronger and more ambitious country – a country that is better able to shape its own future in the world,” said the minister.

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