Brexit: joint statement by 7 European Chambers of Commerce

Last Friday, the Brexit negotiators stated that sufficient progress had been made to move to the next stage in the negotiations.

“However, that does not mean that all ambiguities are solved”, says Wouter Van Gulck, General Manager of the Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce.

“Which trade relationship will the EU and the UK have in the future? Will there be a realistic transition period that allows companies to adapt?”

An alliance of Chambers of Commerce settled around the North Sea – representing 70% of EU-UK trade – published a joint statement . For the Belgian Chambers of Commerce, the Flemish Chambers (Voka) and the Brussels’ Chamber (BECI) have supported this initiative.

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