Register Now For No-Deal Brexit Ferry Routes, Says BIA
Time Is Running Short As A Deal Looks Unlikely
Life science firms wanting to avoid possible blockages at the Channel ports if the UK leaves the EU without a deal are being advised by the BioIndustry Association to register now. Meanwhile the government has published a report that brings together all its advice on preparing for a no-deal Brexit.
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