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Brexit Statement November

Brexit Statement November

Chertsey, 12 November 2020

Dear Valued Customer

BREXIT - UPDATE November 2020

As you will be aware, the UK left the EU on January 31st 2020 with the intention being of negotiating a new Free Trade arrangement by December 31st 2020. Whilst the negotiations are ongoing, Distrupol continues to plan for a “No Deal”.

We have continued to take steps to mitigate as many supply chain issues as we can. It is difficult to predict how the supply chain will be impacted in the coming months but we do recommend that our customers have their own contingency plans in place. 

Specifically, we have put plans in place for:

  • Contingency Stocks – we have reviewed our critical and longer lead time products and have made provisions for increased levels of inventory and warehousing.
  • Hauliers – we have ensured that our supply chain is robust enough to cover any potential delays
  • Suppliers – we have worked closely with our key suppliers to provide continuity with their contingency plans and ours.
  • Chemical Legislation – Distrupol has been monitoring any potential regulatory changes, including REACH and have taken steps both internally and via our Suppliers to mitigate any risk of disruption for the supply.
  • Customs Documentation – we have reviewed the impact that any changes/increases may have on our product ranges and will look to mitigate these wherever possible. We have ensured we are customs ready, which includes having increased resources and EORI registrations. If you are a customer outside the UK (i.e. UK exports to EU), we do expect you have made similar arrangements in order to secure a smooth import process in your country.
  • IT systems – our systems will be adapted to reflect the necessary changes. This includes ensuring that sales will be accounted correctly for VAT purposes and that we have sufficient duty deferment facilities to accommodate the potential increase in duty costs. 

Reviewing contractual arrangements where necessary. Both Distrupol and our Suppliers will be focusing on preventing any supply chain disruption to our raw materials getting into and out of the UK but we may have to take appropriate actions on the terms of delivery and pricing.

With our integrated supply chain teams, key supplier relationships and customer focus we will be working hard to ensure that any disruption is minimal.  

Further communications on any specific matters arising from our continued monitoring of the impact of Brexit will be made where appropriate, however should you have any questions please contact your local Account Manager or Regional Sales Office.

Kind Regards,

James Stanton
Commercial Manager

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