The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) has revealed its provisional position on Brexit and is inviting its members and the wider industry for their views.
Its proposed policy was drawn up at three MCIA Brexit Special Member Group meetings – open to the association’s entire membership – and forms a position which it believes would put the motorcycle sector in the UK in the best possible position in a post-Brexit world.
The document has been sent by the MCIA to its members and the association has asked BDN to publish the proposals to allow everyone in the trade to comment.
The association asks members of the industry “carefully to review the information in the document, taking into account the long-term horizon, and either express their support for the position statement; or amend the position statement to one you could support”.
Feedback, which is required by Friday 27 January, should be sent to the MCIA at www.mciabrexit.co.uk.
Briefly, the document states:
The Motorcycle Industry calls upon the Government, as it prepares for the UK to leave the EU, to ensure that:
· the UK completely leaves the EU,
· a suitable Free Trade Agreement is prepared to continue barrier free trade with our European partners and their trading partners once the UK is completely removed from the EU.
The Motorcycle Industry further calls upon the Government, while negotiating free trade agreements with future partners, to put in place specific transitional arrangements to be reviewed after 5 years, which will ensure that:
· businesses can continue to secure EU labour in an uncomplicated manner without additional costs,
· customs rules are simple and do not require additional administration and bureaucracy,
· trade with the EU remains tariff-free,
· the rights to move goods and services throughout Europe are retained.
The Motorcycle Industry urges the Government to progress its plans via the so-called ‘Great Repeal Bill’ to adopt all EU legislation as UK legislation, repealing that which is not, or ceases to be applicable over time as the UK’s status changes.