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UK Retailers Demand Free Tariffs On Clothing Import | British Clothing Industry





Ms Helen Dickinson, the chief executive of British Retail Consortium said the UK’s retail industry “depends on a continuation of tariff-free trade on all products” with the EU, and this needed to be prioritised so consumers are not “hit with the costs of unwanted import tariffs at a time when the pound is already weakened”.
In an event of post Brexit, United Kingdom faces little tough time in various segment of its industry and trade. One of the most suffered categories is clothing line. United Kingdom is one of the major markets for clothing line and there is the house of some leading private label clothing brands, kids clothing fashion labels, private label denim jeans labels, Vintage Blue Jeans labels. Further she recommended the UK pursued a “phased implementation” scheme as she believes it will maintain a free and open trading environment until a new trade deal could come into force.

“Whether through reaching a new trading relationship quickly or securing a phased implementation deal, this must be at the heart of plans for a smooth and orderly Brexit,” Dickinson said.
She also said UK’s post-Brexit labour and immigration policy should be framed to enable retailers and other domestic firms to access the skills and workers they need from the EU.
“The UK retail industry employs approximately 120,000 EU nationals who make a huge contribution in every type of role from the boardroom to distribution centres and customer service,” Dickinson said.
“Workers from the European Union are part of the reason that British retailers are often able to deliver affordable and high-quality goods.
“UK’s post-Brexit labour and immigration policy, should therefore be framed to enable domestic firms, including retailers themselves, to access the skills they need.”

Sources: www.fashionunited.uk

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